If you are experiencing serious oral pain or discomfort in Brentwood, Dr. Jones is here to help. Whether you’ve pulled out a filling or crown, suffered an oral injury from a slip and fall, or have a persistent toothache that just won’t go away, we can provide you with the care you need to get relief. Find out more below, or contact us now to schedule an emergency appointment right away.
Am I Having an Emergency?
Common Dental Emergencies
The category of dental emergency includes more conditions than you might think. Oral injuries, such as cracked teeth, loose or avulsed (knocked-out) teeth and oral lacerations to the tongue, lips and cheeks are obvious emergencies. However, many other oral health issues may also require emergency treatment. This includes pulled-out dental work, serious toothaches, chips and cracks, and even a piece of food or another object that is stuck in your teeth and won’t come out.If your condition is causing you serious pain and discomfort and you don’t know how to treat it on your own, you are experiencing a dental emergency. Contact us right away to get relief from your issue.
What to do in a dental emergency
If you have lost a tooth or piece of dental work, you should recover it immediately. Rinse the tooth in warm water and try to gently put the tooth back into its socket. If you are not able to put the tooth back in its socket, put it in a baggie of cold milk and bring it with you to your emergency appointment.
Next, contact The Burkitt Center for Comprehensive Dentistry as soon as possible to let us know that you’re coming in for an appointment. Ideally, you should see a dentist within 1-2 hours of experiencing any dental emergency to have the best chance of restoring your tooth of dental work.
If your mouth is bleeding, you can address this by using cotton balls or gauze to absorb blood. You can also take over-the-counter medicine like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (ibuprofen) to mitigate pain and inflammation. Apply an ice pack to the outside of your mouth to help with your swelling and discomfort.
Above all else, prioritize coming to The Burkitt Center for Comprehensive Dentistry as soon as you can, so that you can get the proper oral care to relieve your pain and restore your tooth.
Same-Day Appointments in Brentwood
Get Help for your dental emergency Right Away
We make it our goal to provide the best dental care in Brentwood, which is why we offer same-day appointments for all of our patients. Dental emergencies don’t happen on your schedule, which is why you may need a same-day appointment with Dr. Jones. If you are experiencing a dental emergency and need care, please give us a call at (615) 941-3368, and let us know that you are coming in for an emergency visit.
If you can, we ask that you call ahead before you come in, so that we know to expect you. This will allow us to prepare for your arrival and make sure we can treat you as soon as possible. However, you can also walk into our office at 6716 Nolensville Road, Suite 120, Brentwood, TN 37027, and we will do our best to treat you as soon as we can.