Same-Day Dental Appointments
Emergency Dentist in Sunbury
Dental emergencies are often painful and never convenient. But with our emergency care at Shine Dental, we make a stressful situation as comfortable and convenient as possible. We offer same-day appointments to give patients dental care when they need it most. If you have a persistent toothache, knocked-out tooth, or you have any other dental emergency, call us now to book a same-day visit. You can reach us at (740) 936-3083.
Defining Dental Emergencies
What Counts as a Dental Emergency?
At Shine Dental, we consider a dental emergency to be any oral issue that is causing you pain, and which you can’t treat on your own. This means that oral injuries like knocked-out, cracked, chipped or loose teeth count as emergencies. Dental emergencies also include conditions that may seem less serious, such as a toothache that won’t go away, a loose or pulled-out filling, or even a piece of food or another object stuck between your teeth. If you think that your condition counts as an emergency, you’re probably right. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so contact us for an emergency appointment right away.
Know What to Do in a Dental Emergency
- Call Shine Dental to let us know that you’re coming in for an emergency appointment. Some issues like a knocked-out tooth must be treated within two hours to save your tooth.
- Recover your tooth or dental work, if necessary. A knocked-out tooth can be rinsed with water and put in a small container of cold milk, or replaced in its socket. Pulled-out dental work can be put in a plastic baggie.
- If you have time before your appointment, take steps to treat your pain and discomfort. Blood can be absorbed with cotton balls or gauze. Over-the-counter pain medicine like ibuprofen and acetaminophen can help with pain and inflammation, and an ice pack may be applied externally to help with pain and swelling.
- Come see Dr. Miller as soon as possible to get the professional dental care you need.
Dealing with Dental Emergencies
Should I Go to the ER?
In most cases, the answer is “no.” Most dental emergencies are not life-threatening, and in most cases, emergency rooms are not equipped to handle dental issues. However, there are a few exceptions. If you believe your oral injury is life-threatening, you should definitely go to the ER. For example, if you are having trouble breathing or swallowing, or you believe your jaw may be broken or dislocated, go to the emergency room right away. Otherwise, call Shine Dental to discuss your symptoms and let us know you’ll be coming in.