Accidents happen, well, accidentally. And there is no such thing as an accident happening at a good time. Therefore, if you have a dental emergency, you want to know that your dentist is available whenever necessary. Dr. Brandon Campbell and his staff at Peak Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Westminster, CO, provide emergency dental care immediately and compassionately.
What is a Dental Emergency?
Some unquestionable dental emergencies include a knocked out tooth, a loose or misaligned tooth, a severely cracked or fractured tooth, and any type of serious tissue injury involving the lips, mouth, teeth or gums.
If there is bleeding, swelling or pain around the mouth, then chances are you have a dental emergency on your hands. Some emergencies necessitate seeing Dr. Campbell within 30 minutes in order to save the tooth. For this reason, Dr. Campbell responds to emergency calls as quickly as possible, regardless of whether a patient calls day or night, weekday or weekend.
If Dr. Campbell or a member of his staff is not able to meet you right away, then we will be happy to talk to you on the phone and help you manage the emergency until you can be seen. A knocked out tooth is a particularly urgent situation. Seeing Dr. Campbell quickly is imperative. But in the meantime, take the following steps to preserve the tooth after you’ve notified Dr. Campbell:
- Only touch the crown of the tooth, never the root
- Rinse the tooth in warm water and be careful not to remove any attached tissue
- If possible, place the tooth back in its socket and hold it in place by gently biting
- If the tooth cannot be placed in the socket, then put it in a cup of milk and head for Peak Family Dentistry & Orthodontics
Call Our Office Today
If you have a dental emergency, or if you need to schedule a regular dentist’s visit, then call the office of Peak Family Dentistry & Orthodontics today. We serve patients in Westminster, CO, as well as the surrounding communities of Broomfield, Thornton, Arvada, and Northglenn.