Emergency Dentist in Denver, CO

Same-Day Help For Dental Emergencies

Life is busy and in between the school run and board meetings, the last thing you need derailing your day is toothache or worse! And dental emergencies have a knack for showing up on the day of the big presentation or long-weekend trip. Whatever is causing your discomfort, you need help and fast! As an emergency dentist in Denver, CO, Dr. David Bryant prioritizes prompt care with same-day appointments. 

Am I Experiencing An Emergency?

We know you probably don’t want to be dramatic and come in at the first sign of discomfort. But we see too many patients who underplay their situation and end up needing extensive damage repaired – an expensive and unnecessary exercise! Here’s a list of some common emergencies that warrant a trip to our dental office ASAP: 

  • Knocked out tooth
  • Severe toothache 
  • Dental abscess 
  • Swollen gums and excessive bleeding 
  • Lost crown or filling 
  • Infection 
  • Oral injuries

How We Can Help

Dr. Bryant and our team at South Shore Dental are ready to help you get back to your day and find relief from pain fast. Here are the emergency dentistry services we provide:

Replacing Lost Fillings & Crowns 

Don’t panic if a filling or crown comes loose. We can remove any debris and restore the tooth with a new filling or re-cement the crown to get your smile back to normal right away.

Reattaching Knocked Out Teeth 

Knocking out a tooth may feel like the end of the road for your tooth but believe it or not, we can re implant it! Time is of the essence though – you need to get in to see Dr. Bryant right away. Keep the tooth in milk or saliva so we can reimplant it in the socket, maximizing the chances of saving it.

Dental Abscess Drainage & Antibiotic Treatment

An abscess can cause serious pain and infection. Dr. Bryant can drain the infection to reduce swelling and provide relief. We may also prescribe antibiotics to address the root cause.

Root Canals 

Sometimes, the inner tissue of a tooth becomes infected and needs to be removed in order to save the tooth itself. A root canal removes the infected pulp, cleans the canals, and seals the tooth to prevent further issues or pain.

Basic Oral Surgery 

In some cases, a tooth may be too damaged or infected to save. We can perform an extraction to remove the tooth safely or address any uncontrolled bleeding in the mouth.

What To Expect

As soon as you give us a call, we’ll schedule you in on the very same day. In the case of a knocked out tooth, we’ll shuffle things around to have you come in right away. When you arrive, you’ll be welcomed by our friendly team and settled in our exam room. Nervous? Our office dogs will be more than happy to give you a cuddle to keep you calm! Dr. Bryant will come in and conduct a thorough assessment of your situation. Once he’s had a chance to examine you, we may need x-rays to get a proper look at what’s going on. Otherwise, we can go right ahead with your treatment. Dr. Bryant will use local anaesthesia for pain management during your procedure to ensure you’re comfortable. We’ll have you back to going about your day in no time at all!

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve knocked out a tooth, time is of the essence. Gently pick up the tooth by the crown (the white part), holding it only by the bony area. If it’s dirty, rinse it carefully with milk (not water!) and head straight to our office. The quicker you get here, the better chance we have of saving your tooth!

For your emergency appointment, try to bring any relevant information like recent X-rays, a list of medications you’re taking, and your dental insurance details if you have it. Oh, and comfy clothes you don’t mind relaxing in – dental emergencies can be stressful, so a little comfort goes a long way!

Depending on the severity of the emergency and the treatment you receive, you might need to take it easy for a bit. For simple fixes like fillings and crowns, you’ll generally feel fine to go back to work or school. We’ll give you specific instructions after your appointment to ensure a smooth recovery.

A throbbing toothache can throw a real spanner in the works. To manage the pain temporarily, you can try over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Applying a cold compress to your cheek near the affected area can also offer some relief. But remember, these are temporary fixes – for a long-term solution, give us a call to schedule an appointment!

A throbbing tooth, swollen gums, or a bad taste in your mouth could be signs of an infected tooth or abscess. Don’t ignore these – early intervention is key! If you suspect an infection, give us a call right away, and we’ll get you scheduled for an appointment to nip that nasty infection in the bud.

Get Fast Toothache Relief!

Get the same-day dental care and pain relief you need by giving our emergency dentist in Denver, CO, a call! Our skilled team (therapy dogs included!). at South Shore Dental is here to help you when you need us most. Contact us for an appointment here!

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