Dentist located in Omaha, NE
At Greder Dental in Omaha, Nebraska, the dedicated Jennifer Greder, DDS, understand the pain and inconvenience that dental emergencies can cause. That’s why they offer comprehensive emergency dentistry services including repairing a broken tooth, help for a knocked-out tooth, dental abscess treatment, and much more. The caring team always tries to see emergencies on the same day — they don’t want you to suffer. Book an appointment online or by phone now.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A
When do I have a dental emergency?
Some of the most common dental emergencies include:
Chipped or broken teeth
You can chip or break your teeth in many ways, ranging from biting down on hard food to being hit by a baseball. No matter what caused your tooth to break or chip, it's important to see your Greder Dental dentist fast, while it's still possible to restore your tooth. Bring the broken-off part of your tooth with you if possible.
Avulsed (knocked-out) tooth
Fast movement is crucial if your tooth is knocked loose. Drop your tooth in a cup of regular cow's milk or salt water, being careful to handle it only by the crown, and then get in touch with Greder Dental immediately. The chances of tooth reimplantation are best if you get treatment within an hour.
Broken or chipped crown
If your crown is broken or chipped, it's an emergency because your crown is protecting your natural tooth. Until you get to Greder Dental, it's fine to reattach your crown temporarily with denture adhesive. If you can't get denture adhesive, a small dollop of toothpaste can work.
Cheek, tongue, and lip injuries
If you've got lacerations or other damage in the soft tissues of your mouth, rinse gently with water. Apply pressure to the wound to reduce the bleeding, and reach out to Greder Dental right away.
A tooth abscess can cause problems ranging from a painful cyst around your tooth root to a badly swollen jaw. If you're having these issues, you need emergency care to get out of pain and protect your oral health.
If you’re not sure whether your situation is a dental emergency, just call Greder Dental for guidance. The dedicated team is happy to help.
How long until the dentist will see me in an emergency?
The Greder Dental team sees emergencies on a priority basis because they don’t want you to be in pain any longer than absolutely necessary. Your Greder Dental dentists make every effort to see emergencies on the same day.
What can I do about an emergency until I get to the dentist?
The Greder Dental team gives you personalized advice by phone, but until you get to the office, remember the following things.
- Stay calm
- Wash your hands before touching your tooth
- Rinse your mouth with lukewarm water only
- Apply an ice pack or compress for pain
- Use over-the-counter remedies only when recommended by your Greder Dental dentist
The Greder Dental team is here for you, from regular dental cleanings to orthodontics and emergency dentistry. Book your appointment online or by phone now.
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