If you have a sudden toothache, a crown or filling falls out, or even if you get in an accident and damage your tooth, Mendota Springs Dentistry can help with emergency care. Our Fitchburg emergency dentists can help mitigate pain and discomfort, and get your life back to normal again. If you have a dental emergency in Fitchburg, Madison, or Five Points, call us immediately to schedule an appointment.
What Counts As A Dental Emergency?
There are many types of injuries and issues that qualify as dental emergencies. The most obvious of these are dental injuries, such as:
- An avulsed (knocked out) tooth
- Loose teeth
- Damage to the gums, mouth, and oral tissue
- Chipped, cracked, or broken tooth
- Impacted teeth (driven back into socket)
However, some issues are not caused by injuries, but still count as dental emergencies:
- Advanced periodontitis (gum disease)
- A sudden, intense toothache
- Unexplained swelling or sensitivity in the mouth.
As a general rule, we define a dental emergency as any dental problem that is causing you severe pain that you cannot treat on your own.
Same Day Emergency Treatment in Fitchburg
For same day emergency dental treatment that you can depend on, Mendota Springs Dentistry is here to serve you in Fitchburg. No dental emergency occurs on a convenient timetable, and you need to make sure that your needs are met as quickly as possible. At Mendota Springs Dentistry, we set apart time in our schedules each business day to accommodate dental emergencies that arise. If you need same day emergency dental treatment, please do not hesitate to call our dental practice.
Dental emergencies are classified by specific characteristics:
- Extreme Pain in the Mouth
- Extreme, Sudden Swelling
- An Abscess Around a Tooth
- A Tooth That Has Been Knocked Out
- A Severely Cracked Tooth
- Extreme, Sudden Tooth Sensitivity
What Should I Do in a Dental Emergency?
The most important thing to do is to stay calm. It’s also imperative to be seen by a dentist right away. At Mendota Springs Dentistry, we always resserve spots for emergency visits. If you have a knocked-out tooth, put it back in the socket if possible, or keep it in a small baggie of milk until your appointment. You can use clean gauze or cotton balls to absorb blood, if necessary. Pain should be treated with over-the-counter NSAID drugs like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Note that aspirin should NOT be used, as it is a blood thinner which prevents proper clotting.
Come In For An Emergency Appointment Now!
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, you should seek care as soon as possible to have the best chance of saving damaged teeth. Dr. Zhang and Dr. Jacoby provide professional, efficient care and do their best to reduce your pain and discomfort. We’ll get you smiling again at Mendota Springs Dentistry! Contact us today at (608) 237-6080, or stop by our office at 6317 McKee Rd, #500, Fitchburg, WI 53719. We are open Monday through Friday, with evening appointments available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. See you soon!