Dealing with a dental emergency can leave you feeling worried or unsure about what to do next. At Front Range Smiles, we are always available to provide the reassurance and care you need to resolve your problem and get you back in the game.
As an emergency dentist in Parker, Dr. Amber Schmidt has the skill and experience to treat any urgent situation you face. Whether you woke up at 2 AM with a throbbing toothache or you broke a tooth having dinner with friends, we can help you.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
Any unexpected occurrence with your oral health may be considered a dental emergency. Dr. Schmidt commonly helps patients with urgent situations, including:
- Tooth pain
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Fractured teeth
- Lost crowns or fillings
- Jaw pain or swelling
- An infected or abscessed tooth
- Swollen or bleeding gums
If you are experiencing any of the above problems or have a concern about something that's not listed here, please call our Parker dental office now at (720) 851-5020, so we can help you.
Steps to Take in a Dental Emergency
Of the above emergencies, the most critical to address are tooth pain, jaw swelling, and infected or abscessed teeth, and dental trauma. All are signs that something serious is happening with your oral health, and you need to see your emergency dentist as soon as possible.
Toothaches and Infected Teeth
If you have an extensive cavity, Dr. Schmidt needs to remove the decay and fill the tooth; in the case of an infected or abscessed tooth, she would recommend a root canal. In advanced cases, a root canal may not be enough to save the tooth and would recommend extraction.
Dental trauma, such as broken or knocked-out teeth, is a common type of emergency that our active Parker patients face. If your tooth has been knocked out of its socket, there’s a two-hour window that we have to re-implant the tooth successfully. Try to reinsert it in the socket, and if that’s not possible, hold it in your cheek pocket or under your tongue until you can make it safely to our office.
Broken teeth may or may not be an urgent emergency, and it depends on the location of the tooth and the extent of the damage. Gather up the broken pieces of the tooth and bring them with you to your emergency dental appointment. Dr. Schmidt may be able to place a composite filling to restore the aesthetics of your smile, or if the damage is more extensive, she may recommend a dental crown.
Lost Tooth Fillings or Crowns
Lost tooth fillings and crowns are not urgent emergencies unless you are in pain, although they do require prompt attention. We’ll get you on our schedule for the next available appointment so that Dr. Schmidt can evaluate the situation and recommend the appropriate treatment.
Don’t Put Off Calling – We Can Help!
If you live in Parker, Aurora, or surrounding communities and have any type of dental emergency on your hands, call Front Range Smiles to schedule an appointment. A helpful member of our team will be happy to assist you and get you on our schedule as soon as possible.