Having a Dental Emergency? Call Us Now So We Can Help
Your teeth and jaw muscles are very strong. They withstand incredible pressure every time you bite down and chew, and you do that a lot each day. Just because they are strong, however, does not mean they are indestructible. Accidents and injuries can happen at almost any time. If you are having a dental emergency right now, call trusted Drs. Michael Kirchner and Kimberly Sherry of Kirchner Dental in Jeffersonville, IN immediately at (812) 913-6093. We can then help you figure out what to do next.
Know a Dental Emergency When it Happens
If you are trying to decide if your particular problem counts as a dental emergency, you are not alone. Many people do not want to panic needlessly. While every situation is different, here are some scenarios that are definitely dental emergencies:
You have severe pain in or around a tooth, and over-the-counter pain medicine is not helping
You managed to cut your tongue, gums, or inner cheeks from an accident or injury
You have a tooth that is cracked but still together
You have a tooth that is broken
You had an accident that knocked one of your teeth loose or even out
Those are not the only cases, of course. If you are unsure, call the Kirchner Dental in Jeffersonville, IN dental office.
Make an Emergency Appointment
If you are having a dental emergency, you will probably need an emergency appointment. If you can call us at (812) 913-6093 before 9:30 a.m. during our working hours, you will definitely be seen that day. You are always welcome to call after that time, and we will do our best to get you seen by top-notch Jeffersonville, IN dentists, Drs. Michael Kirchner and Kimberly Sherry.
Care for Yourself Until Your Appointment
If you can call us before 9:30 a.m., Drs. Michael Kirchner and Kimberly Sherryr of Kirchner Dental in Jeffersonville, IN will definitely see you that day. And we'll always try to fit you in no matter when you call. But there are things you can do until you can be seen for an emergency appointment. Of course, this depends somewhat on your particular problem:
If you are bleeding, use a sterile gauze or a clean towel and apply direct pressure on the wound. This should stop it. If the bleeding cannot be stopped, visit your local emergency room immediately. That is the biggest concern at that point
If you are in pain, you can take some over-the-counter pain relievers as indicated on the bottle. However, do not take anything with aspirin. This thins your blood and makes it harder to clot. That means any bleeding will be more likely to continue
If a tooth has been cracked or knocked loose, try your best to leave it alone. Moving it could cause you pain, so avoid the temptation of using your tongue to move it around
If a tooth has broken or been knocked out, gently rinse off the tooth or broken piece. Then put it in a small container. Something that seals is best, but a small cup will work just fine. Add enough water or milk to completely submerge it. This keeps the tooth moist like normal and can help it survive the process
Again, call us today at (812) 913-6093 if you are having a dental emergency.
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