A dental emergency can happen at any time. It is important to know what steps to take if you are experiencing a dental emergency. In the event of a dental emergency, we recommend you contact our office as soon as possible.
Our team can walk you through your next steps and schedule an emergency appointment at your earliest convenience. Dr. Richard Keech is a trusted and experienced dentist in Fayetteville, AR who is committed to helping each of our patients improve their smile. If you are searching for an emergency dentist in Fayetteville, call (479) 217-3178.
How Will I Know If I Am Experiencing A Dental Emergency?
Sometimes, it is difficult to determine what constitutes as a dental emergency. If you are unsure whether or not you are experiencing a dental emergency, we recommend you contact our office. Our team can work with you to determine if an emergency dental visit is necessary.
Common types of dental emergencies may include:
- A chipped tooth
- Knocked out a permanent tooth
- Severe toothache
- Dental infection or abscess
- A lost or damaged dental restoration
Emergency Dental Services
At Greenway Dental Care we aim to provide comprehensive, patient-focused dental care patients of all ages. We work with you every step of the way to ensure your dentistry needs are met. We make emergency patients a priority, so we can you the treatment you need for the same day.
Our office offers a full range of emergency dental care services. Depending on the type of emergency you’re experiencing, we may recommend one or more of the following treatments:
- Emergency tooth extraction
- Dental crown replacement or repair
- Dental filling replacement or repair
- Treat dental infections
- Alleviate tooth pain and dental discomfort
- Repair chipped, fractured, or damaged teeth
- Dental implant consultation
Upon your arrival, Dr. Keech will perform a complete dental examination to determine the underlying cause of your dental concerns and build a comprehensive treatment plan based on your needs.
Are Dental Emergencies Preventable?
There are instances where a dental emergency could be preventable. For patients who participate in contact sports, we recommend using a custom mouthguard to help protect the teeth and jaw. Sports-related injuries are one of the top reasons for dental emergencies. A properly fitted mouthguard can help reduce the risk of injury to the teeth, mouth, and jaw.
Visiting our office for routine dental exams is another great way to lower your risk of a dental emergency, In some cases, dental emergencies occur because patients neglect their dental health. When issues like bleeding gums are ignored, it can progress into an advanced stage gum disease. Patients with advanced stage gum disease are more likely to experience loose, shifting teeth and eventually tooth loss.
With proper care and routine monitoring, certain dental issues may be avoided. We recommend patients schedule a routine dental examination and professional cleaning every six months. For high-risk patients, we may recommend visiting our office more regularly. Dr. Keech works with each of our patients on an individual basis to understand their needs and deliver personalized solutions.
Emergency Dentist in Fayetteville, AR
If you are seeking an emergency dentist in Fayetteville, AR, visit Greenway Dental Care. We have convenient office hours and offer a full range of emergency services to meet your unique needs. If you would like to learn more, call (479) 217-3178 today.
Emergency Dentistry FAQs
Should I get a custom mouthguard made?
We recommend anyone that plays a contact sport to have a custom mouthguard made. Blows to the face from sticks, balls or elbows can cause serious damage to teeth, gums and soft tissues in the mouth. Also, mouth injuries tend to bleed a lot making the injury seem more dramatic and traumatizing. A custom mouthguard offers the best protection for your entire mouth and will help avoid a dental emergency.
What are some other ways to protect my teeth?
It is important to realize that your teeth are not indestructible. They have limits and their only intended purpose is to chew food. We highly recommend avoiding using your teeth as tools. Do not use your teeth to rip open objects, especially hard things. Also, chewing certain things should be avoided when possible such as popcorn kernels, ice, and hard candy. Avoiding these things is an easy way to prevent dental emergencies.
My tooth fell out. What should I do?
If you have lost a tooth, immediately put it back in the socket without touching the root if possible. If you are unable to do that, place it in milk or between your gums and cheek. Next, call our office as soon as possible. We will make every attempt to see you and try to save your tooth.