5 Tips for Dental Emergencies

While it is never a convenient time to face a dental emergency, when one does occur, it is often at the worst time possible. Before you or someone you love is in this situation, it’s best to have a plan of action, as well as access to good dentist who offers same-day dental appointments. In Columbus, OH, the place to go in an emergency is Fixari Dental. Drs. Mark and Shayne Fixari are prepared to help patients begin feeling better quickly and get their oral health back on track.

When a dental emergency happens, staying calm and following your dentist’s directions is the best course of action. Here are 5 tips to get you through a dental emergency.

1. Determine the urgency of the situation.

If the emergency is life-threatening, you should of course contact 9-1-1 immediately. If not, we encourage you to call us as soon as possible so we can begin providing pain relief.

2. If you or a loved one has an injured jaw, go to the emergency room immediately.

A jaw injury often requires immediate attention. If you or a loved one has injured or dislocated his or her jaw, especially if you suspect the jaw may be broken, we strongly recommend visiting the emergency room as soon as possible.

3. Follow our instructions for home care.

We offer same-day appointments to best serve our patients. In the case of a dental emergency, you will likely be able to be seen the same day. If not, however, don’t panic – we provide instructions on how patients should take care of themselves until they can be seen so they can remain as comfortable as possible.

4. Knocked out tooth? Save it.

One very common dental emergency is a broken, cracked, or completely knocked out tooth (also known as dental avulsion). If this should happen, it’s important to save the tooth or the broken-off piece of tooth and bring it with you to your dentist. Gently clean off the tooth with water and then place it in a cup of milk or saliva. If the patient is seen by a dentist quickly, there’s a better chance for reattachment. In the meantime, keep yourself as comfortable as possible. Apply ice to the area to reduce swelling.

5. Toothache? Contact us ASAP.

Sometimes, the pain of a toothache can be enough to cause the sufferer to miss school, work, or other important activities. We never want our patients to have to suffer from a toothache! If you are experiencing a very painful toothache, contact our office immediately. We’ll schedule you to see a dentist as soon as possible and we’ll let you know what you can do to start feeling better immediately.

Fixari DentalOur two convenient office locations in Columbus and Canal Winchester make it easy to be seen by a trusted dentist as soon as possible in the event of a dental emergency. If you are dealing with an emergency situation, we encourage you to contact our office located nearest you to schedule a same-day appointment. Let the Fixari Dental team help you feel better quickly!

Same Day Dentistry in Columbus, OH from Fixari Family Dental

Dental emergencies are a fact of life – they are bound to happen at some point. When they do, it’s important to have access to a dental office that is willing to take same day appointments. Fixari Family Dental in the Columbus, OH area enables patients to be seen the same day so they can get the dental treatment they need, when they need it.

Convenient Same-Day Appointments

  • When you or a loved one is experiencing pain and discomfort, it isn’t easy to wait for days until you can get a dental appointment. The dental professionals at Fixari Dental understand this, which is why they make themselves available for emergency appointments.
  • For busy professionals who aren’t always able to take time out for a dental appointment, we offer the convenience of last-minute appointments. Patients are able to go to the dentist when it is most convenient for them.

Dentists Who Care

  • Our team makes patient comfort the top priority. When problems such as a toothache, a broken tooth, or an abscess hinder a patient’s ability to function normally, Dr. Mark Fixari and Dr. Shayne Fixari want to do whatever it takes to help him or her get fast pain relief. Patients who visit us can be confident that they are seeing a dentist who truly cares about their well-being and has the ability to restore their dental health.

Dental problems do not have to cause you to miss work, school, or other important parts of your life. If you or a loved one is experiencing dental pain or discomfort, Fixari Family Dental is an invaluable resource. Trust our dental health care providers for fast, convenient treatment.