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Emergency Dentistry – Marion, OH

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If there’s one thing that all dental emergencies have in common, despite their many forms, it’s the fact that they can cause quite a bit of pain and discomfort. If you or your child has suffered from a broken tooth after playing sports or you’re experiencing a bad toothache, it’s best that you give Dr. Leon a call at Cross Creek Dental Care for urgent emergency dentistry in Marion, OH. He’ll gladly help you as soon as possible and in most cases, he can schedule you for an appointment the same day that the emergency occurs.

Why Choose Cross Creek Dental Care for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Emergencies Treated with Same-Day Appointments
  • Dentist with Over 30 Years of Experience in Dentistry
  • Modern, State-of-the-Art Dental Office Environment

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

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You should always reach out for professional dental care, regardless of what dental emergency you or a family member is experiencing. We’ll walk you through what to do once you give us a call, provide first-aid tips and give you a chance to schedule an appointment. Prior to reaching our dental office, you should keep the following steps in mind depending on the type of emergency you’re handling. These can help you reduce pain and damage to your mouth.

Toothaches

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Rinse your mouth out and floss around the tooth to remove potential food debris. If pain does not go away, take OTC medicine and apply a cold compress to your face. Avoid applying aspirin directly to your gum tissue or tooth as it can lead to a burning sensation or damage them.

Chipped/Broken Teeth

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Take a cold compress and apply it to your face for about 10 minutes at a time. This will manage swelling. While you do this, collect any pieces of tooth that you can. If your tooth has become sharp or jagged as a result of the break, cover it with sugar-free gum or dental wax until you get to our dental office.

Knocked-Out Tooth

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Splinting a tooth is possible, but must be done within an hour to be successful. Look for the tooth and rinse it off, making sure not to remove any tissue still attached. Do not touch the root portion. Attempt to place the tooth back into your socket. If this is not possible, keep the tooth in a container of milk or saltwater. You can also place the tooth between your gums and cheek. Get to our dental office within the next hour.

Lost Filling / Crown

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If you still have the restoration, rinse it off and attempt to place it back onto your tooth. Do not chew on that side of your mouth until it has been fully repaired. You can take OTC medication like ibuprofen or naproxen sodium to reduce pain and inflammation.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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To keep you and your loved ones away from dental emergencies, take note of the following tips:

  • Always wear a mouthguard if you play sports with a high risk for contact.
  • Do not chew on popcorn kernels, pens, pencils, ice cubes or fingernails as these can easily crack and chip teeth.
  • Use scissors to open packages. Never use your teeth as a tool.
  • Stay committed to brushing and flossing daily as well as getting routine checkups completed at our dental office. These habits are the most effective ways to prevent small dental problems from turning into large ones.

The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

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If you think that you can get through your dental emergency or believe that the issue will get better on its own, think again. It’s never a good idea to put off emergency treatment when you need it because it allows your issue to get worse. A more complex dental issue will only cost more in the long-term to resolve. At Cross Creek Dental Care, we gladly accept all insurance plans as well as offer an In-House Savings Plan to make paying for care easier. Financing options like these make it easy to get the care you need without having to pay too much out-of-pocket.