The caring team at Family First Dentistry in Anchorage, Alaska, knows that emergencies happen. When you need immediate assistance from a dentist, call Family First Dentistry, and the staff will do everything they can to get you into the office as soon as possible.
Here are some of the most common scenarios that call for an emergency trip to the dentist office:
- Lost Crowns: Most of today’s dental crowns stay in place, but it’s possible that from years of wear, the less-effective materials that were once used to make crowns could loosen. If your crown gets dislodged, call the dentist right away for the soonest available appointment.
- Severe Toothache Or Gum Pain: A tooth that’s causing significant pain could be an indication of a serious problem. Don’t ride out the pain and wait until your next scheduled visit to the dentist. Instead, call Family First Dentistry and alert them of your situation. Teeth or gums that are severely sore could be a sign of an abscess, which is a serious medical issue that demands immediate treatment.
- Chipped, Knocked Out, Or Extruded Teeth: If one of your permanent teeth chips, gets knocked out, or becomes partially dislodged, call the dentist immediately. In the event that your tooth is knocked out, retrieve it and place it in a glass of milk. Bring it with you when you see the dentist. If a dentist can replace your missing tooth within an hour, you’re more likely to save the tooth.
Lower your risk of having an accident by scheduling appointments with your dentist every six months, practicing good oral hygiene, and wearing a mouthguard while playing sports. To schedule your next appointment with Family First Dentistry, call (907) 562-2820 or visit their website for more information.