Emergency Dentistry

Dennis J. Carlile, DDS -  - Family Dentist

Kenosha Breeze Family Dental

Dennis J. Carlile, DDS

Family Dentist located in Broken Arrow, OK

A dental emergency can occur at any time with little to no warning. Dennis J. Carlile, DDS, of Kenosha Breeze Family Dental offers emergency dentistry services to residents of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and surrounding areas. If you have an urgent dental need, reach out to Dr. Carlile and his team to determine your next steps. Same-day and after-hours appointments are available. Click or call to find out more.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is a scenario that requires swift treatment to reduce pain, stop bleeding, or prevent the permanent loss of one or more teeth. Some examples of dental emergencies include:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Broken tooth
  • Abscess
  • Severe decay or infection
  • Sudden severe toothache

Dental emergencies can occur out of the blue. That’s why it’s important to be with a dentist who offers emergency dentistry services. Dr. Carlile will always be there to assist you in times of need.

What should I do if a tooth is knocked out?

Having a tooth knocked out can be a stressful experience. It’s important to act quickly to preserve the tooth.

Taking care not to touch the root portion of the tooth, gently rinse any dirt or debris from the tooth with clean water. Don’t rub or scrub any portion of the tooth.

If possible, place the tooth back into its socket and hold it in place by gently biting down on a piece of gauze. If you can’t put it back into place, try to keep it between your cheek and gums, or store it in a small container with enough whole milk to cover the entire tooth.

Then call Dr. Carlile to schedule an urgent care appointment and come in as quickly as possible.

What if I sustain dental damage in a serious accident?

If you’re involved in a serious accident, the first step is securing your safety. Move a safe distance away from the scene and call 911 for emergency assistance if necessary.

Next, take a few moments to assess your condition. Your body responds to stress with adrenaline, which can mask pain and other symptoms. Check to ensure that you aren’t bleeding and take steps to slow bleeding if necessary.

If your teeth or mouth are damaged, you may need to go to an emergency room to address any bleeding prior to receiving dental care. Emergency responders can assess your condition and advise you on your next steps. You can always call Kenosha Breeze Family Dental to discuss your needs and set up an appointment.

Don’t delay seeking emergency dentistry services if you sustain dental damage. Call or click to schedule an appointment with Kenosha Breeze Family Dental and get the prompt care you need.