If you need an emergency dentist in Colorado Springs, contact us immediately at (719) 387-5612.
It is very important to be prepared in case you have an dental emergency. Even though we wish that they wouldn’t, emergencies happen. Being educated and knowing what to do in an emergency can be the difference between losing and saving a tooth. Be sure to save your dentist’s phone number in your phone or address book.
You need to contact us right away if you are having an emergency! If we are not open, go to the nearest emergency center. The closest hospital with emergency services in our area is Memorial Hospital Central.
If you lost a permanent tooth, it is important to keep it wet until you get to the dentist. If possible, place it back into the socket. If that is too painful, keep it between your cheek and gums or place it in milk to try to save it.
If you crack a tooth or bite your tongue or lip, you should always rinse your mouth with warm water. A warm compress will help reduce swelling. If you have something stuck in your teeth, gently use floss to get it out. You shouldn’t try to remove it with something sharp. For toothaches, don’t place aspirin right on your tooth or gums.
Prevent Dental Emergencies
There are a few ways you can take preemptive action so that a trip to the emergency dentist is less likely.
- Always wear a mouthguard during sports and other physical activities to protect your teeth.
- Avoid chewing hard food like hard candy, ice, and popcorn kernels. These are very good at breaking teeth.
- Use scissors instead of your teeth to cut or tear things.
- Wear a helmet that fully covers your face if you participate in motorsport activities like dirtbiking, or if you ride a motorcycle, moped, or scooter.