Emergency Dentistry in Sedalia, MO
At Tiger Family Dental, we are here when you need us most. This includes when you experience a dental emergency.
If you experience the signs of a dental emergency, contact us right away.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
Sometimes patients are afraid to call because they are not sure whether they're experiencing a true dental emergency or the problem will pass. In most cases, dental pain is your body’s way of letting you know there is a problem!
Dental pain rarely gets better on its own, so we recommend that you call us even if you are having doubts. Our team is skilled at determining if you need an emergency exam right away.
Some of the most common dental emergencies we treat include:
- Broken teeth
- Broken restorations
- Pain or sensitivity
- Lost teeth
- Sports injuries
- Auto accidents
It is important to remember that if you have had an accident and suspect a head, neck, or back injury, you should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room to rule out something more serious.
Your Dental Emergency Appointment
If you need a dental emergency appointment, we will always work you into our schedule as quickly as possible – often on the same day. We know that dental pain can disrupt your sleep and your schedule and make it impossible to concentrate.
One of our assistants will take an x-ray of the area so Dr. Ehlers can evaluate it. Oftentimes, a dental x-ray is all he needs to determine the cause of your pain.
At your appointment, our focus will be on relieving your pain and stabilizing your condition. That may mean a temporary treatment to help you get by, or we may even be able to give you full treatment that day.
Some common dental emergency situations result in:
- Restoration replacement
- Tooth repair with a filling or crown
- Root canal therapy
- Extractions (for teeth broken below the gumline)
We always take a conservative approach and provide you with all your options so you can make a good decision about the future of your smile.
Your dental emergency treatment may require a follow-up appointment to ensure that you are healing properly and your condition is improved!
If you are a new patient who came to see us for a dental emergency, we welcome you and your family to join our practice.
Are You Having Dental Pain?
Contact our Sedalia, MO dental office at the first sign that something is wrong. We can help! Our team is friendly and gentle. We know that dental emergencies can be stressful, but we will be here with you every step of the way!