We understand that a painful dental emergency in Fairhope can happen at any time and often require immediate attention. That’s why we’re here to help you promptly and effectively, providing the expert care you deserve. Dr. Williams and our skilled team are always on standby to provide emergency dental treatment, even if you’re a new patient to our office.
We prioritize your family’s dental health and well-being, especially during dental emergencies. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to contact our office. We have dedicated emergency appointment slots available throughout the day to accommodate you when you need it most.
Tooth & Co. is equipped to handle a wide range of dental emergencies. Here are some common dental emergency in Fairhope treatments we offer and the recommended steps to handle them until you can reach our office:
If you have a painful toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Gently floss around the affected tooth to remove any food debris that may be contributing to the pain. Avoid placing aspirin on the tooth or gum, as it may cause irritation. However, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever as directed.
If you have a chipped or broken tooth, rinse your mouth and apply a cold compress to reduce any swelling. If possible, collect any broken tooth fragments and bring them to our office immediately; keep them stored in milk or saline to prevent them from drying out.
If a tooth has been completely knocked out, time is of the essence. Handle the tooth by the crown (the visible part that extends above the gums) and avoid touching the root(s.) Rinse the tooth gently with water if it’s dirty, but do not scrub or rub it, as this may damage the tiny ligaments that aid in reattachment. Try to place the tooth back into its socket, if possible, and gently bite down on a clean cloth to keep it in place. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, store it in a container of milk or saline and bring it to our office within the next hour.
If a crown comes out, bring it with you to your appointment. If it’s a front tooth, you can use a dental adhesive or temporary dental cement, available at most pharmacies, to temporarily secure the restoration in place. Avoid chewing on that side of your mouth until our dental team can assess and repair the restoration. These teeth tend to be weak, so biting down may cause additional structural damage.
When you call our office, we will guide you through the necessary steps to address your dental emergency and alleviate your pain and discomfort. At that point, we’ll determine how quickly Dr. Chase Williams can see you for an emergency appointment, where we’ll examine the issue at hand and discuss the most suitable treatment options.
Quick action can make a significant difference in the outcome of your dental emergency or toothache. By contacting Tooth & Co. as quickly as possible, you’re taking the first step towards preserving your smile’s health and ensuring a speedy recovery.
If you or your child are in pain, contact our Fairhope emergency dental team immediately.
We are an unrestricted provider, which means that our office is not in-network with any dental insurance. But, we are able to file your claims for you and have your insurance reimburse you directly. This means that you will be responsible for paying for your visit up front and the insurance company will send you a check to reimburse you for the portion they cover. Please check out our amazing in-house membership plan which is a much better alternative than traditional dental insurance.