At Keech Family Dentistry in Fayetteville, AR, we believe that it is important not only to ensure good physical health but also good oral health during this stressful time. Multiple oral health problems can arise during times of stress, including TMJ, gum disease, and mouth sores. At this time, our office is taking emergency cases including tooth abscesses, dental infections, severe toothaches, or broken or lost dental restorations.
Dental Emergency FAQs
Learn the answers to questions that patients have about emergency dental care:
What do I do in the event of a dental emergency?
Call Dr. Richard Keech’s office as soon as possible. Seeking immediate treatment is the most effective choice because many dental concerns worsen over time. If you are experiencing a dire emergency dial 911.
What do I do if my tooth gets knocked out?
If your tooth has been knocked out contact our dentist office immediately. If possible, retrieve the lost tooth. Lightly rinse the tooth and place it in a cup of saliva or milk to transport it to us. A tooth that is preserved like this may be able to be replaced within one hour of loss. Dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures can be used to replace the missing tooth if it cannot be rescued.
What do I do if I am feeling severe tooth pain?
You can take an over the counter pain reliever to improve symptoms. In severe cases, your pain may be caused by tooth decay or an abscess. Schedule an appointment with us if pain persists and apply a cold compress if you are experiencing swelling.
What do I do if my dental crown or filling breaks or falls out?
Contact Keech Family Dentistry. We will be able to construct and fit you with a new dental restoration. Do not attempt to reglue your restoration or reach your dental crown or filling.
What do I do if my denture or dental bridge breaks?
If possible, schedule an appointment at our office and bring the broken appliance with you. Dr. Keech will help you to determine the best treatment plan for replacing the appliance.
Call Our Office
You can contact Keech Family Dentistry today at (479) 217-3178 if you have a dental emergency. Your comfort and safety is our top priority. Dr. Keech is a Fayetteville, AR dentist that is committed to providing comprehensive dental solutions.