Trusted Emergency Dentistry Services in Lincoln
Dental emergencies are rare but they do happen, and it’s always important to be prepared. Your Lincoln emergency dentists are Drs. Michael Kotopka, Benjamin Gessford, Addison Killeen, Colt Beddes, and Andre Rossini. Pain, swelling, broken teeth and a lost crown are the most common dental emergencies, but any amount of trauma can have extremely negative effects. Our dental office in Lincoln, NE is quick to assist you whenever a dental emergency arises. Meeting urgent dental needs as soon as possible is very important. Time is of the essence, and we will be with you every step of the way with our emergency dentistry services.
Common Dental Emergencies and Remedies
Dental emergencies can happen anywhere, anytime. Staying adequately prepared for a dental emergency is next to impossible. The most common emergencies besides a broken tooth/toothache include:
- Lost tooth
- Severe toothache
- Cracked or broken crown
- Something caught between teeth
- Bleeding lip or tongue
- Broken Jaw
Below are a few short-term remedies you can try before seeking dental emergency help.
Lost crown, veneer or permanent bridge: It isn’t uncommon for a crown, veneer or bridge to come loose. If it gets to the point where the crown, veneer or bridge has popped out, your primary goal is to NOT swallow or lose the tooth. Be sure to store it in a safe place and schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
Not sure what to do? Here are a few friendly tips just in case a tooth replacement is loosening or has fallen out:
Place the tooth replacement in a clear sandwich bag or medicine vial (don’t use tissue or a paper towel).
Re-seat (insert) a crown and “snap” it back into place.
Use Vaseline or an FD-approved denture adhesive as a temporary glue to hold your corn, veneer or bridge in place.
Broken tooth: If cold air or water causes pain, chances are you’re dealing with a broken tooth. Not to worry! Always make sure not to ever eat on the damaged tooth – a crack can spread and cause major damage. You should schedule a dental visit as soon as possible, but in the meantime, give these self-care measures a shot:
If the tooth is painful, take acetaminophen or another over-the-counter pain reliever. Rinse your mouth with saltwater.
If the break has caused a sharp or jagged edge, cover it with a piece of wax paraffin or sugarless chewing gum to keep it from cutting your tongue or the inside of your lip and cheek.
If you must eat, eat soft foods and avoid biting down on the broken tooth.
Call Williamsburg Dental When A Dental Emergency Occurs
As an emergency dentist, Lincoln’s Dr. Kotopka and his peers can help your family if a dental emergency arises. Don’t hesitate to give us a call, no matter the time of day. Speak with our staff in Lincoln, NE and cosmetic dentists for more information. We also welcome patients from all over including Crete, Hickman, and South Lincoln and beyond.