Emergency Kids Dentist in Phoenix
Emergency Dentistry: First Things First
If the office is closed, listen to the recording for our emergency phone line. This number is monitored at all times by one of our team members. Leave a thorough message and your call will be returned as quickly as possible. Our team members will instruct you as to what to do, and when you should be seen.
Keep Your Broken Tooth Safe
If you have a broken tooth, or if your entire tooth has been knocked out, place it in a cup of water or milk immediately. Do not attempt to clean it off.
Most of us are very germ-conscious and want to clean off a tooth after it has fallen on the ground. Unfortunately, scrubbing the tooth off can remove microscopic fibers that aid in tooth re-implantation or enamel bonding. Just place the tooth straight into the cup, and bring it with you when you come in to see the emergency dentist.
Take Ibuprofen For Discomfort/Pain
Ibuprofen (Motrin) should be taken before other pain relievers because it is an anti-inflammatory. This will alleviate pain better than drugs like acetaminophen (Tylenol) when pain from swelling or abscesses is occurring. You may also choose to alternate a cool/warm compress on the side of the face near the toothache.