Although COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines are beginning to ease up, times are still uncertain and all topsy-turvy. And our office is still not running at full capacity. Outside of a dental emergency, we do not see patients for cleanings and other non-emergent oral care.
But how can you tell if you’re having a dental emergency? And when should you call our office to make an appointment?
Is It a Dental Emergency?
Knowing whether or not the pain and discomfort you’re experiencing counts as a dental emergency isn’t always clear. We understand that. And we realize you don’t want to “bother” us with something that isn’t emergent either. But when it means saving or losing your tooth, it’s truly important to know what to do and how to respond to an oral problem.
First, let’s define what a dental emergency is. The ADA defines it as, “… potentially life-threatening requiring immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding, alleviate severe pain or infection, including:
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Cellulitis or a diffuse soft-tissue bacterial infection with intra-oral or extra-oral swelling that potentially compromises the patient’s airway
- Trauma involving facial bones, potentially compromising the patient’s airway”
Don’t hesitate to call us if you are experiencing:
- Severe tooth pain – this usually means there is damage or infection on the inside of the tooth.
- Tooth damage – chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth
- Bleeding gum tissue – tissue injury and facial pain
How Will Davis Dental Help You with a Dental Emergency?
Patients with emergency dental care needs will be treated. And our strict screening protocols will be followed as we take care of each emergency situation.
Call our office at (307) 634-3488 with emergency/urgent dental care needs, questions, or concerns right away.
And leave a voicemail. Voicemails are returned daily.
Don’t Forget to Use Common Sense
As we ease back into our new normal, don’t forget to use common sense. And be kind. Respect others wherever they are at with the whole “how-to-handle-this-virus” thing.
- Stay home, especially if you are showing symptoms of any kind of illness
- Wash your hands thoroughly with water and soap for at least twenty seconds, and wash them often
- If you must go anywhere, wash your hands when you return home
- Mist surfaces with hydrogen peroxide
Quality Dental Care for Your Whole Family
3249 Sparks Road
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm