Emergency Dentist in Eagle County
When dental emergencies strike, it’s important to see your Avon, CO dentist right away. Ignoring mouth and facial injuries can lead to serious complications. Dr. Maloley and his team provide emergency dental care for cases like knocked-out teeth, loose dental fillings, broken dental appliances, broken jaw, and soft-tissue injuries. If it is after hours or you are far from a hospital or dental clinic, you can relieve discomfort with these first-aid tips:
Toothache is often caused by deep decay, trauma, a large cavity, a fractured tooth, or an impacted wisdom tooth. Take a painkiller like Advil or Motrin to relieve pain, but avoid aspirin as it can worsen bleeding. Swish your mouth with warm water or mouthwash and avoid putting pressure on the tooth. See your dentist right away.
Bleeding in the Mouth
Remove any object in the mouth that can be removed. Apply cotton, gauze pad, or a moist tea bag to the area with firm pressure for at least 15 minutes. Go to the nearest ER or our dental clinic if bleeding continues.
The sooner you see the dentist, the better the chances of reattaching a broken or knocked-out tooth. Hold the broken part by the top and rinse it gently to remove dirt. Place the tooth in a small container with milk or saliva, or place it back in its socket and hold it there with a cotton pad.
Broken Braces or Appliances
Don’t attempt to repair broken dental appliances because you might cause further damage. Put your broken dental appliance in a small container and see your dentist in Avon right away. It is important to keep dentures moist or they will lose their shape, so make sure the container is watertight so you can keep the dentures wet.
Although there is no way of knowing when an emergency will occur, you can minimize the damage by being prepared. You can prepare for dental emergencies by putting together an emergency kit that contains:
Painkillers – Don’t try to endure the pain that comes with a dental emergency. Keep painkillers handy to offer some relief.
Gauze – Sterile gauze is essential to any first aid kit. It can be used to stop bleeding, apply disinfectant, or wrap up a dental appliance or broken tooth.
A small container – In case of a broken or knocked-out tooth, or a broken dental appliance, you will need something to hold the tooth or dental appliance until you get to our office in Avon, CO. Ideally, you want something that is watertight, so you can soak your tooth in milk or saliva without making a mess.
Contact card – Keep a card with important phone numbers on it, including loved ones and your dentist’s phone number. This will save precious time in an emergency dental.
Call Us Right Away
Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies. For emergency dental care, call 970-329-4585. If it is not an emergency, you can fill out our convenient online form and one of our associates will contact you to determine the best time for you to come in.