You never expect a dental emergency. You can’t plan for it. When a tooth is knocked out or another unexpected dental problem occurs, you can rely on us to be there for you and to help you at our dentistry in Albany, OR.
We fully understand that bad things can happen to your teeth or your family’s teeth that you can’t control. We’re ready to help you get through them. We’ve seen just about every dental emergency that can happen, and we’ll work on your tooth or teeth calmly and professionally.
Just call us at Pinnacle Dental Associates as soon as possible when a dental emergency happens. We can get you an appointment within the same day or within 24 hours.
How to Save a Tooth after an Emergency
As soon as your tooth has been knocked out, these steps will give you a chance to save it:
- Call Pinnacle for an appointment | The sooner you can get here, the better chance we’ll have to save your tooth. Call us right away.
- Retrieve the tooth | If your tooth fell out, find it and pick it up, but avoid touching the root, which is easy to damage and almost impossible to repair.
- Clean your mouth and your tooth | Rinse out your mouth with cold water and spit any particles out, watching for pieces of the tooth, which you should save and bring to our office. Next, gently rinse your tooth with lukewarm water, but don’t scrub it.
- Put the tooth in its socket if you can | The environment of your mouth will preserve the root for as long as possible, so hold it in your socket if you can. Otherwise, put some cold milk in a container and keep the tooth in it.
Do You Have a Dental Emergency? Call Pinnacle Dental Associates!
We recommend storing our number in your cell phone or writing it in a prominent place where you’ll see it during an emergency. It’s important to have a simple plan ready for when an emergency happens and you or someone you care about is in pain.Call us with your emergency, and we’ll fit you in a soon as possible, either during the same day or within 24 hours.