In case of a dental emergency contact Dr. Heather Adams at (479) 431-4212
Our dental care team will make every effort to fit you in for a same day dental emergency exam.
A dental emergency can happen when you least expect it. It is important to remain calm and contact our Rogers, AR dentist office as soon as possible. We work to fit dental emergencies into our schedule the same day for your comfort and convenience. In the event of heavy bleeding or injury to other parts of your face, call 9-1-1.
Compassionate, Immediate Care
Our dental care team is committed to providing compassionate, patient-focused dentistry as soon as you require it. We will help you get the dental care you need to restore your smile after sustaining an injury or in the event of an emergency.
Led by Dr. Heather Adams our Rogers, AR dental practice provides patients with full-service in-house dental implants and offers high-end cosmetic dental services. Our highly skilled team of dental associates work cooperatively to provide patients and families with the most comprehensive dentistry in the Northwest Arkansas area.
We accept new and returning patients for emergency dental care. If you have broken, lost or damaged a tooth or are experiencing severe tooth pain, contact our office immediately.
What to Do With a Dental Emergency
The first thing you should always do if you’re experiencing a dental emergency is to give us a call. We’ll get you into the office as soon as possible to get you taken care of. If you have one of the conditions below, here’s information about what you can do to help until you’re able to be seen in the office:
Severe Tooth Pain
Pain that’s sudden and sharp isn’t something you want to let go. Tooth pain is often caused by severe tooth decay or an abscess. If you can see an abscess, make sure that you don’t try to pop or pick at it. In other instances, you may not know what’s causing the pain until the dentist can diagnose it. Use over the counter pain medication to handle pain and a cold compress to ease any swelling until you can be seen.
Most importantly, don’t panic if your tooth is knocked out. If you can, retrieve the tooth. Be sure not to touch the tooth root and only pick it up by the crown. Gently rinse it off and make sure that you don’t do any scrubbing. This can harm any nerves that are exposed. Place the tooth in a cup of milk or your own saliva to keep it hydrated and preserve it as well as possible. Don’t try to put the tooth back in the socket yourself.
If your tooth can be preserved, Dr. Adams may be able to put it back in your mouth. However, that’s not always possible and the tooth can only be viable for so long. If this is the case, we offer many other replacement options for missing teeth in our office. Dr. Adams recommends dental implants, as they’re the most natural and complete replacement for a missing tooth.
Broken Dental Restoration
Dental crowns and bridges are designed to be sturdy restorations. But breaks can always happen. If you break or lose a dental crown, never try to put it back in your mouth. The dentist will likely not be able to put the same dental crown back. Instead, Dr. Adams will shape a new crown to replace the one you lost.
For dental bridges, bring all of the pieces of it with you to your appointment. Dr. Adams will decide if it’s something that can be repaired or if a fully new restoration should be made for you.
Your Dentist in Rogers, Arkansas
If you have a dental emergency, call us immediately. In addition, stress and anxiety can do a number on your smile. We’ll be here to help when the pandemic is over. Call us to schedule an appointment for the future. We hope to see you soon!