Dental Emergencies in Des Moines, IA
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Dental emergencies can happen to anyone! Contact us immediately for help. Iowa Dental Group services all varieties of dental emergencies.
Here are common tips to help with dental emergencies:
- If your tooth has been knocked out, keep it moist! Attempt to place the tooth back into its socket. Try not to touch the root. If that is not possible, hold it between your cheek and gums. Contact Iowa Dental Group immediately.
- If your tooth has cracked, rinse your mouth with warm water and try to clean the area as best you can. Cold compress your face to help keep swelling down.
If you severely bite your tongue or lip, try and clean the area as best you can and apply a cold compress. Depending on the severity call Iowa Dental Group or for more severe cases go to a hospital.
- For severe toothaches, immediately rinse your mouth with warm water. Look for food caught between teeth and floss if possible.
- If you have an object stuck in between your teeth, try to remove gently with floss. Do not, under any circumstances, use a sharp object.
If you or a loved one are experiencing a dental emergency, please contact Iowa Dental Group located in Des Moines. Our number is (515) 277-6358.
IMMEDIATE Dental Services
- Get relief from chipped, cracked or lost tooth
- Abscess, toothache, mouth pain
- Emergency dental surgery
Important: If you're not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, officials recommend calling 911 and letting the call-taker determine whether you need emergency help.
Sometimes a tooth can be pushed back into its socket. If this happens, our dental team may position and stabilize the tooth accordingly.
If your pulp is healthy, no other procedures will be necessary. If the pulp is damaged or becomes infected, root canal therapy may be required. Root canal treatment would typically happen within a couple of weeks. Consequently, our team will seal the canal with a permanent root filling.
If your tooth is completely knocked out, please seek dental help immediately.
Keep your avulsed tooth moist. When possible, push it back into the socket. If it remains moist, we may be able to save it.
If that is not possible, place the tooth in a glass of milk or water (add a touch of salt). Unfortunately, root canal therapy may be required depending upon the root development. The duration of time the tooth was avulsed and the way it was handled directly influences the treatment you will receive and how successful we are at saving the tooth.
A toothache is a pain around your teeth or jaw.
Toothaches more typically caused by dental problems, like cavities, a cracked tooth, root complication, or even gum disease.
Sometimes complications of the temporomandibular joint, or muscle spasms can cause symptoms similar to that of a toothache. Toothache severity can vary from mild to excruciating, dull or intense. Further pain may be due to chewing or hot or cold food/fluids. When this happens, our dental team needs to perform a thorough examination. We need to test your teeth properly and utilize dental x-rays to determine why this is happening, which will help us decide whether it is originating within the tooth or somewhere else.
Wisdom teeth are the molars that erupt in the back corners of the upper and lower mouth. Most people experience dental problems with erupting wisdom teeth. Because they typically erupt too close to the existing teeth, complications such as crowding, irregular bite happen.
When wisdom teeth are problematic and not extracted, they may become impacted. Impacted teeth are very painful and harmful to your overall oral health. Symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth are easy to spot ranging from discomfort, swelling, to oral other infections.
Most people need to have their wisdom teeth removed to avoid future complications. The lack of wisdom teeth does not complicate bite, a person's ability to speak or eat.
When restoration attempts like root canal treatment, dental crowns, or dental fillings are not sufficient enough to save your tooth, our dentists may need to pull, or extract, your tooth.
Extraction procedures today are much less painful than they ever were before. Today dentists use anesthetics or sedatives. In most methods, extraction patients experience little or no discomfort and minor bleeding.
We numb the area surrounding the tooth with an anesthetic before extraction. Sometimes we request extraction patients to take an antibiotic or take other precautions to protect against infection.
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