When it comes to emergency dentistry in Idaho Falls, Premier Dental Care is here for you and your family. If you have a dental emergency give us a call right away and we will ensure that your emergency is taken care of as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Here for You, Even After Hours
During office hours, we will get you into the office as soon as possible to take care of any dental emergency. Outside of our normal business hours, our dental team will come in on off-days and off-hours to handle dental emergencies.
If your injury is extensive or serious and you need immediate attention, call 9-1-1.
First Aid Procedures for Dental Emergencies
Here are some first aid procedures for handling dental emergencies. Utilize these instructions for temporary relief until you can come in and see us at our Idaho Falls ID clinic. Do not hesitate to call us when you have a dental emergency.
Emergency: Broken or Knocked-Out Tooth
Don’t worry- more than 2 million teeth are knocked out accidentally each year, and more than 90% of these teeth can be saved with proper treatment. If you have a broken tooth, or your tooth has been knocked out entirely, call us immediately. Until you are seen by one of our dentists, follow these instructions.
- Rinse your mouth with warm water to remove any dirt, blood or debris from the injured area.
- Apply cold compresses on your face, next to the injured tooth to reduce swelling.
- Hold the tooth from the top (the crown) and gently rinse off the root in cold water.
- Do not scrub or remove any attached tissue fragments.
- Put the broken tooth in a small container of cold milk and bring it with you.
Emergency: Possible Broken Jaw
If your dental emergency involves a possibly broken jaw, don’t try to talk and avoid movement as much as possible. Secure your jaw with a scarf or towel around your jaw and over the top of your head. Apply cold compresses to reduce any swelling.
In the case of a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water or salt water. If the pain is severe, most pharmacies sell medicines that offer immediate relief. Additionally, if your face is swollen, apply an ice pack or cold compress.
Emergency: Object Trapped Between Your Teeth
If an object has become trapped between your teeth, try gliding dental floss between your teeth. Dental tape can be used to remove any shredded or lodged dental floss. Do not use any sharp or pointed objects in your mouth.
Emergency: Cut Lip or Bitten Tongue
If you’ve cut your lip or bitten your tongue, clean the area gently with a cloth and use cold compresses to reduce swelling. If bleeding has subsided, rinse with warm, salt water. Unless severe, these type of injuries typically won’t require emergency treatment and often heal on their own. However, if the cut or bite is especially deep, or bleeding does not stop, it may require professional treatment.
At Premier Dental, we are ready to provide immediate assistance and do whatever we can to help in the event of a dental emergency. Do not hesitate to give us a call.