In case of a dental emergency contact Dr. Heather Adams at (479) 323-3011
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 works 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 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.
Dental Emergency FAQs
How can I control my tooth pain until I can be seen?
Severe tooth pain can interfere with life. We recommend doing several things to help control the pain until we can see you. Using over the counter topical pain reliever gels may help and can be found in most drug or grocery stores. Just apply it to the gums near the affected tooth. This coupled with over the counter pain medication and a cold compress may help you find some relief while waiting.
Is a knocked out baby tooth a dental emergency?
Even though baby teeth fall out, it is best for them to remain in-tact for as long as possible. If your child takes a blow to the mouth that results in a baby tooth falling out, then it is best that they be evaluated by a dentist. Please call our office as soon as possible to schedule an evaluation.
What is a dental abscess?
A dental abscess is a built-up pocket of puss in the tooth caused by an infection. They are very painful and will not go away on their own. If you notice severe, throbbing pain in your gums around a tooth, there is a good chance you have an abscess. Aside from pain, you may also notice bad breath or have a fever. Call us as soon as possible so that we can get you in and drain the infection. Treatment may include a root canal, antibiotics, or even extraction in extreme cases.
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 request a dental appointment for the future. We hope to see you soon!