Dental Emergency in Denver, Westminster or Arvada
Dental Emergencies unfortunatly happen. We are a local Denver, Westminster, Arvada area dental office that provides emergency dental treatment.
Please call our office if you have a dental emergency or questions.
We are located at:
8721 Wadsworth Blvd. Suite A
Arvada, CO 80003
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Morehead Peak Dental reserves chair time every day for the unforseen dental emergency that could arise. Pain is a signal that something is wrong. Please give our receptionist as much information and detail as possible when scheduling an appointment. If you are concerned with the cost of dental services, we provide many financial options and are always compassionate to the individual needs of our patients.
Nobody is perfect and accidents do happen. Quick knowledge of what to do in the event of a dental emergency can mean the difference between saving or loosing a tooth. Hopefully the following information will help you in your moment of crises.
- Knocked Out A Tooth: Hold the tooth by the crown and gently rinse off the root of the tooth in water if it is dirty. DO NOT scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket. If that is not possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk and get to a dentist as quickly as you can. Remember to take the tooth with you!
- Jaw Possibly Broken: Apply cold compresses to control swelling. Go to your dentist or a hospital emergency department immediately.
- Broken Tooth: Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Use a cold compress on the area to keep the swelling down. Call your dentist immediately.
- Bitten Lip or Tongue: Clean the area gently with a cloth and apply cold compresses to reduce any swelling. If the bleeding doesn't stop, go to a hospital emergency room immediately.
- Toothache: Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss or an interdental cleaner to ensure that there is no food or other debris caught between the teeth. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the the gum tissue. If the pain persists, contact your dentist.
- Objects Caught Between Teeth: Try to gently remove the object with dental floss; try to avoid cutting the gums. Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth. (Popcorn kernel husks are a very common irritant- try tying one knot in your floss, see-saw the floss gently between the teeth in question, then with a very slow and gentle motion try pulling the floss with the knot through the area.) If you can't dislodge the object using dental floss, contact your dentist.
- Cracked Tooth: Are you feeling a sharp, sudden pain when you bite down on something? Do you have intense, lingering tooth sensitiving after drinking or eating something hot or cold that takes several minutes to go away? These are some of the early warning signs a tooth might be cracked. Can you isolate which tooth it is? Can you determine if it is upper or lower? Are you avoiding chewing on that side of your mouth? These are some of the questions we will be asking to correctly diagnose if you did indeed crack a tooth. Call your dentist for a complete exam.
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