Dental emergencies can happen at any time. Knowing what to anticipate in a traumatic situation can help you stay calm and level-headed.
Patients in the Albuquerque, NM, area with urgent dental needs should immediately reach out for emergency care at New Mexico Smile Center.
Our emergency dentist, Dr. Steve Ollason, can help alleviate your pain so you can go back to enjoying life again.
Reach Out for Emergency Dental Care
Dr. Ollason has been a practicing dentist since 2013. Over the course of the last decade, he has provided critical dental care across a vast array of emergency situations. If you are struggling with any of the following, he is here for you:
- Major jaw injury
- Severe toothaches
- Bleeding that will not stop
- A loose or knocked-out permanent tooth
- Significantly cracked teeth that are causing pain
If you are experiencing any of these issues, contact our Albuquerque dental office immediately by calling us. If Dr. Ollason is unavailable, go to the nearest emergency room.
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Dental Emergencies Must Be Treated Swiftly
Dental emergencies should be treated as soon as possible, no matter how mild they may seem. Even a chip or crack can compromise the structure of a tooth, making it more susceptible to damage and decay.
Additionally, infections and abscesses can rapidly spread to other teeth if not addressed right away. As a result, what began as a small problem can turn into a significant one rather quickly. Emergency dental care can help alleviate pain and discomfort and prevent more serious issues from developing.
Request Emergency Help Now
If you are even the tiniest bit concerned that you are experiencing a dental emergency, you should reach out to our expert team. In handling a large amount of urgent dental cases, we have finely honed our ability to determine what does and does not need immediate care.
Oftentimes, patients wait to treat dental emergencies. This can make what would have been a relatively simple fix fester into a more physically damaging and financially costly situation. Call our team now so we can intervene immediately.
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I was on vacation in ABQ, New Mexico when I was hit with a toothache that was ruining my trip. Smiles worked me in and gave me exceptional care. All were friendly and very helpful.View on Google
What to Do While You Wait
Severely Cracked Tooth
If a fracture occurs, rinse with warm water to clean the area. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever to reduce any discomfort and place a cold compress or ice pack on the area.
Significant Swelling or Bleeding
To reduce swelling and inflammation, place a cold compress over the area. Bleeding can be slowed with gentle, consistent pressure.
For a Knocked-Out Tooth
Locate the tooth and pick it up by the crown. Never pick it up by the roots. If you are able, gently place the tooth back in its socket. If this is not feasible, keep the tooth moist by holding it in your mouth or by placing it in a cup of milk or saline.
We Naturally Handle Non-Urgent Concerns
Although any oral health issue can be nerve-wracking, there are some situations that can wait until regular business hours. While it is important to request a visit to our office as soon as possible to address your concerns and prevent further problems, these situations do not place you in immediate danger: