Emergency Dentistry

Scheduling appointments for dentistry may not always be possible, as emergencies can arise unexpectedly. However, should an emergency occur, our priority is to quickly address your dental needs and restore your smile. Our dedicated team in Scottsbluff, NE will work diligently to relieve your pain and resolve any injuries, allowing you to move forward without further discomfort or inconvenience.

Emergency Dentistry in Scottsbluff, NE

Dental issues and accidents can occur without warning. When urgent treatment becomes necessary, we are available to provide the assistance you need. If you are searching for emergency dentistry in Scottsbluff, we are your solution.

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 aimed at restoring your well-being and enabling 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?

    There are several types of dental emergencies. Dental emergencies can consist of a sudden and severe toothache, an accident that chips or cracks a tooth, a damaged or loose restoration, or a lost or damaged tooth. About 22 percent of people have experienced dental or oral pain in the last six months. To know if your situation is an emergency, ask yourself the following questions:

    • Are you in severe pain or experiencing severe swelling?
    • Do you have a painful toothache that will not subside?
    • Do you have a loose or knocked-out tooth?
    • Do you have swelling in your cheeks or face in combination with a toothache?
    • Are you experiencing extreme tooth sensitivity?
    • Are you bleeding from the mouth that will not stop?
    • Is your jaw injured?

    In general, any dental problem that needs immediate treatment to stop bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth is considered an emergency. This consideration also applies to severe infections that can be life-threatening and constitute contacting your dental office.

  • What is not a dental emergency?

    If a dental issue can be managed by yourself for a few days without the need to see a dentist, it is generally not classified as a dental emergency. For instance, a chipped or cracked tooth is only considered an emergency if it causes significant pain or results in trauma within your mouth. Similarly, if you have lost a tooth or filling, it is usually safe to wait a few days before scheduling an appointment with your dentist.

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

    The best thing to do in a dental emergency is to contact your dentist unless it is extremely severe, then you should go to the emergency room.

    Depending on the dental emergency you are experiencing, there may be some things you can do to help ease your pain and help the situation. Some efforts include:

    • Dissolve a teaspoon of salt into a mug of warm water and use it as a mouthwash
    • If your tooth is knocked out, place it in a glass of milk until you can see your dentist
    • Try flossing to eliminate any gum pressure
    • Use a cold compress on the swelling or painful area
    • Rinse with diluted Hydrogen Peroxide to kill bacteria
    • Take over-the-counter pain medication to alleviate pain

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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