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Emergency Dentist in Fort Collins

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Fort Collins Dental Center provides emergency dentistry in Fort Collins, CO. Call 970-482-1477 for urgent dental treatment.

What Is Emergency Dentistry?

Any time you feel enough discomfort that you can't eat, sleep, or relax, you should call the dentist for an appointment as soon as possible. Our office can help relieve your discomfort and possibly save your tooth when a dental emergency occurs. In case of a true emergency, you can receive an immediate appointment.

If you are experiencing heavy oral bleeding or any other life-threatening situation, seek emergency medical attention by going to the emergency room before calling the dentist.

Procedures Offered

Broken Teeth. If you break a tooth, this is a dental emergency. It may cause discomfort due to sharp edges or exposing the tooth's interior. Call the dentist right away for an appointment.

Root Canals. It may be an emergency situation if you experience the signs of needing a root canal and cannot eat, sleep, or relax. Call us as soon as possible.

Knocked-Out Teeth. You may panic if you knock out a tooth in an accident or by biting down on something hard. Many people do not know what to do when they lose a tooth in this way. Fortunately, dentists can sometimes save knocked-out teeth if you handle the situation promptly.

First, find the tooth. Hold it only by the crown; do not touch the root surface. Rinse it gently with water if it is dirty. Reseat the tooth in its socket if you can, biting down gently. If you can't return the tooth to its socket, put it in a small cup of milk or saliva. You may also find a tooth preservation kit called Save-A-Tooth in the pharmacy.

If a dentist sees you within half an hour, you have the best chance of the tooth bonding with the jaw again. Don't give up hope after half an hour. We may still be able to help.

Extractions. If your tooth needs to come out, it often becomes an emergency. We can quickly and efficiently relieve your discomfort.

Abscesses. If you have a lump or swelling along the gum, seek immediate dental attention. You may have an infection inside your tooth or nearby areas.

Why Choose Fort Collins Dental Center?

Our office is friendly and comfortable, offering many procedures under one roof. We offer emergency services to help you cope with sudden dental issues.

Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Dentistry

What should I do if I have a chipped or broken tooth?
A chipped or broken tooth may not seem like an emergency, especially if you are not experiencing discomfort, but you should see a dentist as soon as possible. The tooth's interior could be exposed to bacteria, leading to decay.
What steps should I take if I have a severe toothache?
You may need an extraction or root canal if you are experiencing a severe toothache. Call for a prompt appointment. The first thing to do is to brush and floss your teeth to remove food particles. Over-the-counter medications may help, but do not put them directly on the tooth.
Is it an emergency if I lose a filling or crown?
In most cases, it is not an emergency. However, you should call as soon as possible during regular office hours. While you wait, you may be able to find dental cement at the pharmacy or use sugar-free gum to cover the area. Make sure it is sugar-free because regular gum could cause pain.
What should I do if I have sudden swelling in my gums?
Seek an emergency appointment. It could be an abscess, potentially spreading into a systemic infection.
What should I do with a knocked-out baby tooth?
A dentist cannot reseat a knocked-out baby tooth because it could damage the developing permanent tooth underneath. See a dentist as soon as possible. The dentist will assess the situation and create a treatment plan for your child.
Call 970-482-1477 to schedule an appointment.

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