Some types of dental emergencies are obvious, like a knocked-out tooth or a pulled-out crown. But there are lots of other things that count, too, like a serious toothache, bleeding gums, or having a piece of food stuck between your teeth that you just can’t dislodge with brushing or flossing.
If you’re in pain, you don’t know what to do, and you think you need professional same-day emergency dentistry in Center City, you’re probably right. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so contact Bayview Dental now at 651-257-1140 to get a same-day appointment with Dr. Youngner right away.
Tooth sensitivity or pain caused by tooth decay (cavities) is the most common reason patients schedule an emergency dental visit at Bayview Dental.
First and foremost, same-day dental care in Center City from Dr. Youngner ensures you will not have to worry about any further complications related to your condition. You can get the care you need immediately, without worrying that your dental emergency will get worse.
If you get immediate dental care, you can also save time and money. For example, if you have a cavity that’s causing discomfort and get a filling, this means you won’t have to worry about getting an infected tooth, which would require a more costly, time-consuming, and invasive root canal treatment.
The pain of a serious dental emergency can be debilitating, and can interfere with your day-to-day life. With immediate dental care at Bayview Dental, you can get back to work and your daily routine right away.
After your treatment at Bayview Dental, you’ll know that you’ve addressed your issue and that you won’t have to worry about further problems related to your dental emergency. That gives you valuable peace of mind.
At Bayview Dental, we offer same-day care to all of our patients in Center City. If you’re experiencing a serious dental emergency and you think you need immediate care, please call us at 651-257-1140 to discuss your issue and get the same-day treatment you need.
Note that while we do accept walk-ins at our office, which is located at 420 Grand Ave, Center City, MN 55012, we ask that you call us ahead of time if at all possible. This way, we’ll know that you’re coming in, and Dr. Youngner and our team can prepare for your appointment ahead of time. This means you’ll get faster care once you arrive at our office.
The answer is almost always “no.” Most ERs do not have dentists on staff, and will only call a dentist or oral surgeon in for a serious, life-threatening emergency, such as a severely broken jaw, or a major oral infection that could spread to the rest of the body.
In the vast majority of cases, it’s best to see an emergency dentist like Dr. Eric Youngner. If you’re not sure whether or not you should go to the ER, you can call us at 651-257-1140 to get our advice. Dr. Youngner and our team are always standing by to help.
Common emergency procedures include root canals, extractions, tooth or dental work replacement, and dental bonding. The specific procedure that will be performed depends on the dental emergency. If you have severe decay or an infection, you could need a root canal or an extraction.
A tooth that has been damaged due to injury may be repaired with dental bonding or could need a crown placed on top of the tooth if the damage is too severe. In cases of infection that have spread or repeated infections, extraction may be the best option. Wisdom teeth that cause repeated problems such as infection, pain, and impaction should be extracted.
A knocked out or lost tooth may be able to be re-attached or we can replace the tooth with restorative options such as dentures, dental bridges, or dental implants. If a patient has lost dental work such as fillings, crowns, or tooth restorations or they have become damaged due to trauma, they may be repaired or replaced.
If a tooth has been knocked out due to injury, you should try to find the tooth and pick it up from the crown instead of the root. If it has fallen on the ground, you should clean it off with some water or milk. Time is of the essence with a fallen out tooth so you should try to clean and reattach it as soon as possible (ideally within 30 minutes).
Try to reattach the tooth to the socket, remembering to hold it from the crown of the tooth. Hold it in the socket and try to bite down for a few seconds. If you are unable to reattach the tooth, store it in a container of milk or your saliva and bring it in for an emergency dental appointment. We will try to reattach the tooth, but chances are better the sooner you come in.
A severe toothache is considered a dental emergency because it is a sign that something is wrong with your oral health or the tooth has become damaged. Healthy teeth should not ache. If you have significant disruptive tooth pain, you should contact us right away.
In the meantime, until you can get to the dentist, you should take pain relief medication and apply a cold compress to the area if you have any swelling. We recommend that you rinse the mouth with a lukewarm saltwater solution to get rid of bacteria and food particles. This can also help to reduce swelling and pain.
If you have dental trauma that has resulted in a damaged tooth, you should assess the damage. Do you feel significant pain? Do you see any signs of the color pink in your tooth? Are there any sharp edges?
If you answered yes to any of these, you should see a dentist right away. An exposed nerve needs to be covered to prevent infection and sharp edges need to be dealt with so you don’t cut the inside of your mouth.
Minor chips may be repaired with dental bonding but more severe damage may require a dental crown or extraction. If possible, try to locate the fragment of the tooth that has broken off and store it in a container of milk or your saliva. Bring it with you to your appointment.
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