4 Dentists found in Oklahoma City, OK
Dental Depot Orthodontics
3104 NW 23rd St Suite B, Oklahoma City OK 73107
3104 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City OK 73107
Emergency Dentist OKC
3701 N Classen Blvd, Oklahoma City OK 73118
5920 N May Ave, Oklahoma City OK 73112
Everything You’ll Need to Bring to Your Emergency Dentist AppointmentShowing up on time, ready for your treatment isn’t the only thing you need to worry about when it comes to your emergency dental appointment. Below is a list of everything you need to have with you when you arrive: A detailed list of medications you’re regularly taking and/or any known allergies you may have Recent documentation or any form of information given to you at the end of an appointment with your regular dentists Necessary insurance information to process and file a dental insurance claim, if applicable You also need to make sure that you arrive at least 15 minutes early to ask any questions you have, fill out paperwork for your patient profile, and make any anxieties or fears you have known.
Most Common Emergencies Treated by Emergency DentistsUnfortunately, a lot of patients avoid going to the dentist a minimum of twice a year, which is why dental emergencies tend to pop up. Unless your tooth has been knocked out, or your dental emergency makes itself known as soon as it happens, dental emergencies are the result of underlying oral health problems that were either missed or ignored completely and turned into a monster. However, no matter how painful a dental emergency may be, you need to be 100% sure that you haven’t sustained any head trauma.
Losing a ToothWhether you’ve lost a tooth because it randomly fell out or was knocked out for whatever reason, you’re going to need to act fast. First, make sure any head trauma is treated before you focus on the lost tooth. If you’ve found it, make sure you pick it up by the crown and gently rinse it with some water. If you pick it up by the root, you can cause irreversible damage that will destroy the tooth, making it impossible for the emergency dentist to safely put it back in the empty socket. The best way to preserve a lost tooth is to put it back in the socket temporarily, but you can also keep it safe in a cup of milk or water until the emergency dentist can put it back in permanently.
Oral Abscesses and InfectionsOral infections are much more dangerous than patients tend to realize. They must be treated in the same way as any infection, in general. They can cause blood poisoning and, if left untreated, can be fatal. You can check to see if you have an oral infection by looking around your mouth for anything that looks like a small, red bump. You should also pay attention to any level of oral pain because it’s a good indication that you may have an oral infection. Either way, if you suspect you have an oral infection, call us as soon as you possibly can. Treatment for an oral infection should never be left to wait.
Losing a Filling or a CrownFillings and crowns can deteriorate due to damage and just being old, in general, but that doesn’t mean you can just leave it if one of yours fall out. Dental cement, cotton balls, small pieces of gauze, whatever you can find to cover the hole, just make sure it’s covered 24/7 until you can get to the appointment we’ve booked for you. If you don’t keep the hole covered, you’re risking permanent, irreversible damage to the tooth that may lead to an emergency tooth extraction.
Having an Emergency Tooth ExtractionBeing told you need to have an emergency tooth extraction is no doubt scary, especially if the first time you’re being told you need one when you’re already in the emergency dentist’s chair. Fortunately, the best way to prepare yourself for one, no matter the circumstance, is to know a bit about the procedure. A numbing agent will be used to freeze the extraction area, which means you won’t feel any pain, just a bit of pressure. If the tooth can’t be removed whole using a special set of dental pliers, it will be broken up into pieces and removed that way. Once the tooth is out, you will then be given aftercare instructions. The best way to avoid getting an infection is to follow these instructions to the absolute letter.
Same Day Denture Repair in Oklahoma CityIt can be hard to track down emergency denture repair Oklahoma City and same day denture repair in Oklahoma City. Fortunately for patients, we’ve made the necessary changes to include emergency dentists who work closely with denture lab technicians to ensure both services are available whenever they’re needed. Repairs and fittings can be completed during the same appointment we book for you, all on the same day.
Emergency Dentist vs Emergency Room DoctorIt may not be clear whether you need to see an emergency dentist or an emergency room doctor first, which is where patients tend to mess up. Head trauma is the most important injury that requires treatment before anything else, no matter how severe your other injuries may be. Though head trauma comes first, that doesn’t mean you can’t call us while you receive your treatment for it so we can get working on booking you an appointment as quickly as possible.
For more information or to seek immediate help from a 24-hour dentist, you can call Emergency Dentist 24/7 toll-free at (855)-352-6790. Our operators are standing by right now to take your call.
There are a wide variety of common injuries and emergencies that require immediate or as soon as possible dental care. Fortunately for you, these are often easily dealt with and do not require such a fuss once you’ve made it to an emergency dentist.