Emergency Dentistry

Dental emergencies can be scary but don't panic! Our dedicated team in Scottsbluff, NE will work diligently to relieve your pain and resolve any injuries, eliminating any further discomfort or inconvenience.

Emergency Dentistry in Scottsbluff, NE

Dental issues and accidents can occur without warning. When urgent treatment becomes necessary, we are here to provide the assistance you need. At Platte Valley Dental, we provide emergency dentistry services in Scottsbluff, NE.

Understanding that dental emergencies can be challenging, our experienced team is dedicated to providing you with comfort and care. We offer affordable emergency dental services to restore your well-being and enable you to resume your daily activities. By reserving time in our schedule specifically for dental emergencies, we prioritize your situation and strive to accommodate you on the same day you contact us.

Woman in pain at office because of a dental emergency
  • What is a dental emergency?

    Dental emergencies can come in different forms, like a severe toothache, a chipped or cracked tooth due to an accident, or a lost tooth. To determine if your situation requires emergency dental care, ask yourself the following questions:

    • Are you experiencing severe pain or swelling?
    • Do you have a toothache that won’t go away?
    • Is your tooth loose or knocked out?
    • Do you have swelling in your cheeks or face combined with a toothache?
    • Are you experiencing extreme tooth sensitivity?
    • Are you bleeding from your mouth and the bleeding won’t stop?
    • Is your jaw injured?

    Generally, any dental problem that requires immediate attention to stop bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth is deemed an emergency. If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you should call our office for an emergency appointment today!

  • What is not a dental emergency?

    If you have a dental problem that can be managed by yourself for a few days without seeing a dentist, it is not considered a dental emergency.

    A chipped or cracked tooth is only considered an emergency if it causes significant pain or results in mouth trauma. Likewise, losing a tooth or filling is generally safe to put off for a few days before scheduling an appointment unless the bleeding doesn’t stop or you have intense pain.

  • What’s the best way to handle a dental emergency?

    In a dental emergency, contacting our office is the best action. Depending on the type of dental emergency you’re experiencing, there are some proven ways to alleviate pain and improve the situation.

    • Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a mug of warm water and use it as a mouthwash to help relieve pain.
    • If your tooth is knocked out, pick it up by the crown, not the roots, and place it in a glass of milk until you can see your dentist. This will help preserve the tooth and increase the chances of successful re-implantation.
    • Try flossing to relieve any gum pressure that may be causing pain.
    • Reduce discomfort by using a cold compress on the swelling or painful area.
    • Rinse with diluted hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria that may be causing the issue.
    • Take over-the-counter pain medication to alleviate pain until you can see your dentist.

    By following these tips, you can effectively manage a dental emergency and get the relief you need until you can see a dental professional.

More questions?

If you have more questions about urgent dental care, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

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Platte Valley Dental Group

416 Valley View Drive, Suite 900
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
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(308) 633-1111