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Emergency Dentistry in Louisville & Florence, KY
Looking for an emergency dentist who can fit you into their schedule immediately? Embrace Dental Care has you covered! We reserve space in our day to accommodate emergency visits and provide you with same-day dental care right when you need it. Whether it’s your first time visiting us or you’ve been a patient for years, we’ll treat you with the same compassion and urgency. Contact our emergency dentist today!
What’s Considered a Dental Emergency?
Each patient is unique and signs of dental emergencies may appear differently for everyone. However, there are a few scenarios that nearly always warrant same-day dental care. If you’re experiencing any of the following, please call to speak with a member of our team immediately:
- Abcessed Tooth
- Broken or Knocked-Out Tooth
- Chipped or Cracked Tooth
- Chronic Toothache
- Lost Dental Restoration
- Severe Bleeding
- Swollen or Inflammed Gums
How painful is too painful?
Sometimes it can be hard to tell if the pain you’re experiencing is something that can be taken care of at home or if it genuinely constitutes a dental emergency. If your pain can be subdued by using over-the-counter pain medication or ice packs, it may be a dental issue that can wait until later in the week. If the pain is unbearable, we will likely advise you to come in for an emergency appointment.
Persistent tooth pain can be a sign that a root canal or emergency root canal may be necessary. Although the thought of a root canal causes anxiety for many people, a root canal procedure is often far less painful or uncomfortable than the infection itself. As always, we suggest calling our office so our team can learn more about your situation and give specific advice on a case-by-case basis.
How Can I Prepare for a Dental Emergency?
While there’s no definitive way to ward off dental emergencies, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself and ensure you’re prepared if one strikes. First, ensure you’re keeping up with your routine dental exams. This allows our team to accurately monitor your oral health and catch problem areas before they progress into emergency cases.
You should also keep a few items on hand in the instance that a dental emergency does occur. Dental floss, gauze, and a small container to transport a tooth are some staple items to keep in your emergency kit. Additionally, ensure you have our contact information in an easily accessible place to eliminate unnecessary searching during a chaotic time.