Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Grace Dental Design

General Dentists located in Oklahoma City, OK

If you develop a severe toothache or get hit in the mouth and lose a tooth, don’t wait to seek emergency dental care. At Grace Dental Design, general dentist Sandy Grace, DDS, and the team offer emergency dentistry to people of all ages. To make an appointment at the practice in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, call the office today, walk in, or click the online scheduler.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides same-day care for issues that require immediate attention. If you lose a tooth while playing sports or bite down on your tongue and it won’t stop bleeding, contact Dr. Grace and the team right away. The sooner you make it to the office, the less likely you are to experience additional complications.

What issues can benefit from emergency dentistry?

Dr. Grace and the team use emergency dentistry to address various issues, such as:

  • Cracks, chips, and other types of enamel damage
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Swollen or irritated gums
  • Bleeding that won’t stop
  • Oral abscesses
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Objects lodged between teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth

You should also seek emergency care if you break your jaw or lose a piece of a restoration.

What if I need emergency dental care?

If you need emergency dental care, the steps you take vary depending on the underlying issue.

Knocked-out tooth

If you lose a permanent tooth, pick it up and rinse it off in tap water. Try to put the tooth back in its socket, but if it wobbles around, tuck it inside your cheek, or place it in a glass of milk. Call the office and let them know you’ve lost a tooth. The team will get you in for an appointment right away.

Broken restoration

If you break a dental restoration, carefully pick up the pieces and put them in a plastic bag or piece of foil. When you’ve secured the restoration, call Dr. Grace and the team. They’ll provide tips to limit discomfort and get you in for an appointment.

Toothache

If you experience a toothache, try taking over-the-counter pain medication. If the pain persists or worsens, rinse your mouth with warm salt water and call Dr. Grace and the team right away.

What happens during emergency dentistry?

An emergency dental appointment begins with a review of your dental health history and a discussion of your symptoms. Dr. Grace asks when they first started, their severity, and if any activities like biting or chewing make them worse.

If your issue isn’t visible to the naked eye, Dr. Grace might order X-rays or use the MouthWatch™ intraoral camera to examine your mouth. Once she pinpoints the source of your discomfort, she develops a custom care plan to minimize pain and help you feel better.

To receive emergency dentistry, make an appointment at Grace Dental Design today by calling the office, scheduling online, or walking in.