Emergency Dental Care in Yuma, AZ
Dental emergencies can happen at any time and rarely when it's convenient for you. When a dental emergency arises, it's important to know that you can be treated promptly. Yuma dentist Dr. Sam Carroll, DMD understands that when you need emergency dental care, it often can't wait for the next available appointment. That is why we offer emergency dental services when you need them.
If you have a dental emergency such as extreme tooth pain, swelling, trauma to the mouth, a bleeding or cracked tooth or a tooth that has been knocked out, contact our office as soon as possible. We can often see you the same day, and we reserve a block of appointments each day just for emergencies so that you don't have to wait.
We will determine the nature of your emergency and schedule you for an appointment as soon as possible. If you are in need of urgent dental care that is not an emergency, such as re-cementing a crown or filling, we will do our best to get you in quickly.
If your emergency could be life-threatening, such as difficulty swallowing or breathing, call 911 immediately. Visit an ER for head injuries that result in loss of consciousness or other signs of concussion or for a dislocated jaw or broken facial bones.
Dental Care When You Need It
Dental emergencies usually don't have the courtesy to happen during normal business hours and can leave you in pain at the worst possible time. If you have a dental emergency in the evening or on the weekend, our Yuma, AZ dental office has after-hours contact information available to patients of record. Dr. Carroll wants to make sure you have a dentist you can rely on, day or night.
Preserving a Lost Tooth
If your tooth is knocked out, there are steps you can take to maximize our ability to re-seat the tooth successfully. Call our office immediately if you lose a tooth. The quicker the tooth is reseated, the better the chance of saving it. Locate the tooth and try not to touch the roots when handling it. If the tooth is dirty it can be gently washed in a dish of warm water. Do not submerge the tooth under running water.
If possible, place the tooth back in the socket. You can bite down gently on a piece of gauze or a moistened tea bag to keep it in place. If the tooth can't be safely replaced in the socket, you can soak it in milk or saline solution or wrap it in a clean piece of cloth or paper towel moistened with saliva.
Contact Us For Emergency Dental Care
If you are experiencing a dental emergency and are in need of immediate care, call our office now to schedule our soonest appointment.