The team at Lexington Heights Dental cares about making your dental treatment affordable, effective and convenient. By offering emergency dental care 24 hours a day and seven days a week, our team can better address your oral health needs when a problem occurs. We understand that most dental emergencies transpire after business hours, which is why we make ourselves readily available to all of our patients no matter the time of day or night. If you have suffered a dental emergency, please call us immediately.
What Are the Most Common Dental Emergencies?
Some patients may feel uncertain if they have a problem that requires emergency dental care in Cedar Hills, Utah. You are always welcome to call our office if you have any questions, and we are always willing to assist patients who experience common emergency cases like:
- Severe, lasting toothaches or other tooth pain
- A knocked-out tooth or partially knocked-out tooth
- A chipped or broken tooth
- Damage to the soft tissues of the mouth, including the tongue, cheeks, lips and gums
- A cracked or fractured tooth
- A lost dental restoration, such as a lost filling or crown
Actions You Should Take If You Have a Dental Emergency
If you experience oral trauma or suffer from severe pain, then you should contact us immediately. We will know to prepare for your visit and will also offer instructions on what you need to do on your way to our office. Here are some steps you may want to take while waiting to receive care:
- If you have knocked out a permanent tooth, then carefully hold it by the crown and try to reinsert the root back into your mouth. If you are able to do this, bite down on a clean cloth while you come to our office. If you cannot do this, then keep the tooth moist by storing it in a glass of water or milk. Also, try to avoid touching the tooth root or getting it dirty.
- If you suffer from a severe toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water and gently floss around the tooth. DO NOT apply aspirin directly to the tooth because it can burn your oral tissues.
- If you have cracked a tooth or bitten on your soft oral tissues, then rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to the affected areas.
Contact Us Immediately If You Require Emergency Dental Care
It is very important for you to receive professional care as soon as possible if you experience severe pain or oral trauma. Call us immediately if you need to receive emergency dental care. We are happy to welcome emergency patients from throughout the nearby areas, including Orem, Lehi, American Fork, Highland, Alpine and Pleasant Grove, Utah.