Dental Emergencies

 

If you’re looking for a dentist open on Saturday or Sunday, Jessamine Family is your choice. We are a Nicholasville Ky, 7 day a week, 9 to 9 choice.

 

Accidents happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.

Here are some tips for common dental emergencies:

  • For a knocked-out permanent or adult tooth, keep it moist at all times. If you can, try placing the tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If that’s not possible, place it in between your cheek and gums, in milk, or use a tooth preservation product that has the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Then, get to our office right away.

  • For a cracked tooth, immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area. Put cold compresses on the face to keep any swelling down.

  • If you bite your tongue or lip, clean the area gently with water and apply a cold compress.

  • For toothaches, rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between the teeth. Do not put aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissues.

  • For objects stuck in the mouth, try to gently remove with floss but do not try to remove it with sharp or pointed instruments.

When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to call one our offices as soon as possible. We will work you in asap.

Here are some simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to the teeth:   

  • Wear an athletic mouthguard when participating in sports or recreational activities.

  • Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth.

  • Use scissors, NEVER your teeth, to cut things.

We reserve time in their daily schedules for emergency patients. Call your dentist and provide as much detail as possible about your condition.

 

 If you have an after hour emergency, what is best?

The #1 way we recommend you to go about doing this is by calling our referral service phone number. These operators are trained to help you get an appointment with the next available Saturday dentist near you. Alternatively, you can spend your limited free time browsing the Saturday Dentist listings and try to seek out a consultation yourself. Hopefully you see the advantage in allowing the referral staff to do the work for you, especially because its free and we’ll help you get that emergency tooth extraction done fast! We also offer sedation so you may sleep thru your entire appointment. You wake up pain free and relaxed.

Sometimes you can get away with finding a Saturday Dentist clinic that is open and answering their phones all weekend, and we hope that’s the case for you. But if not, you can rely on us to take care of you by helping you locate a local dental professional.

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Dental Emergencies