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Emergency Dentist Storts Family Dentistry

If you have experienced an accident or are in need of urgent essential care, please call our hotline at 580-223-6720. We typically offer next-day appointments and will try to work within your schedule. Storts Family Dentistry is your emergency dentist serving Southern OK communities, including Madill and Ardmore, OK. Emergency dentistry is one of the general dentistry services we offer to new and existing patients in Oklahoma.

Emergency Dentist in Southern OK

Emergency Dentist in Southern Oklahoma

Dental emergencies can lead to pain, discomfort, and permanent tooth damage if you do not seek treatment. Please contact us if you are unsure if you are having an emergency. It is better to be sure than to risk your oral health.

If you require emergency dentistry in Southern Oklahoma, call Storts Family Dentistry immediately. We will give you further instructions for your particular situation. Some of the emergency dental services we provide to our patients include:

Severe toothache

There can be many causes of tooth pain or toothache. Some common causes include damaged teeth, impacted teeth, dental abscesses, and tooth decay. Contact our office right away if you are experiencing a severe toothache. Your dentist will need to diagnose the underlying cause of the toothache since it could indicate a serious dental issue.

Until your appointment, you can take an over-the-counter pain medication. You may also hold an ice pack on your cheek to help with pain and swelling. Avoid applying heat or painkillers directly onto the gum because this can make the situation worse.

Broken, cracked, or chipped tooth

A tooth that is broken, cracked, or chipped may or may not be a dental emergency. Always call us to discuss the extent of the damage to your tooth. If the damage to the tooth occurred because the tooth was already weakened, then you may need treatment for an underlying issue. Also, if the extent of the damage is severe, you are at risk for infection.

Until your appointment, you must keep the area around the tooth clean. Rinse your mouth out with warm salt water often. If there are sharp fragments, cover them up with sugarless gum or dental wax to prevent cuts. You can manage pain and swelling with a cold compress and over-the-counter pain medicine. If possible, bring any tooth fragments with you to your dental appointment.

Knocked-out or loose permanent tooth

If you lose a permanent tooth or it becomes loose, act quickly to increase the chances of saving the tooth. Call our office as soon as you to schedule your dental appointment. Bring the tooth with you to the appointment.

For a knocked-out tooth, you should handle it by the crown (top) and never touch the root. Gently rinse it with cool water if there is any dirt or debris, but do not scrub. If possible, reinsert it into the socket and hold it in place. Get a clean piece of gauze and gently bite on the tooth to hold it in place. If you can’t reinsert it, keep the tooth moist by placing it in milk or between your cheek and gums. For a loose tooth, you need to hold the tooth in its original position and avoid chewing on it. If we are unable to save your tooth, we will recommend replacing it with a single dental implant.

Dental abscess

A dental abscess is a serious dental infection. A tooth abscess is a painful, pus-filled swollen spot on the gums near the base of a tooth. It requires emergency dental care. Please do not wait to call our office. If the infection is left untreated, it can enter the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body.

You can take over-the-counter pain relievers and use an ice pack on the outside of your cheek for temporary pain relief. Never apply heat as this can cause the infection to spread. Rinsing with salt water may also help alleviate pain and draw pus to the surface. Never try to drain the dental abscess yourself. It requires professional treatment to drain the infection, address the underlying issue, and prescribe antibiotics if needed.

Missing, broken, or loose dental crown or bridge

You should address a missing, broken, or loose dental crown or bridge right away to prevent further damage or discomfort. If you can, retrieve the crown or bridge and bring it to your appointment. Do not try to place your restoration back in your mouth. Keep the exposed teeth clean and avoid eating hard or sticky foods.

Contact our dentist office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. Your dentist will properly reattach or replace the crown or bridge. If we cannot fix your restoration, we will provide you with a temporary dental crown or bridge. Then, we will create a treatment plan for your new restoration.

Missing, broken, or loose dental filling

An exposed tooth is more vulnerable to decay and even infection. Therefore, if you have a loose dental filling, you should contact your dentist right away to have them repair it. If it has already fallen out or it is broken, your dentist repair it immediately. Contact your Storts Family Dentistry dentist as soon as possible to schedule your appointment. They will either repair the dental filling or replace it.

In the meantime, avoid chewing on the tooth to prevent additional damage and discomfort. If the tooth is sensitive, you can cover it with dental wax. Never attempt to place the filling back in the tooth. Keep the tooth and the area around the tooth as clean as possible. Rinse often with water to remove food and debris.

Broken dentures

If your dentures break, handle them with care to prevent further damage. Discontinue using them as this can lead to discomfort and injury. Never attempt to repair them yourself with super glue or other types of adhesives. They can be harmful to your health and permanently damage the dentures.

Call our office to schedule a dental appointment. Bring all the pieces of your denture to your appointment to aid in the repair. Until your appointment, stick to a soft food diet and avoid foods that require excessive chewing.

Contact Your Storts Family Dentistry Office if You Are Having a Dental Emergency

Storts Family Dentistry has dentist offices located in Ardmore and Madill, Oklahoma. Please contact the office closest to you if you require emergency dental care. Call our hotline at 580-223-6720 if you have a dental emergency.