When it comes to emergency dentistry in Idaho Falls, Premier Dental Care is on the ball. If you have a dental emergency give us a call right away at (208) 522-1164. If it’s after business hours, you’ll receive a message containing our special emergency phone number.
We want to take the best possible care of you and your family, and we will make sure that your Idaho Falls dental emergency is handled safely and promptly. When our office is open, we will get you in to the office as soon as possible to take care of any dental emergency. Dr. Anderson will also come in on off-days and off-hours to handle dental emergencies. If Dr. Anderson is absolutely not able to see you immediately, we have a network of dentists to leverage to ensure that your emergency is taken care of as quickly and efficiently as possible. When you absolutely need a dentist now, there is nowhere better to go.
While visiting Idaho Falls, I had a family member who needed to see a dentist urgently…they made accommodations for him to come in and get a deep cleaning. They were very understanding and did above and beyond what any business has to do… They took care of everything. ~Chad
First Aid Procedures for Dental Emergencies
Here are some first aid procedures for handling dental emergencies. We hope these instructions provide you temporary relief and help with healing until you can come in and see us here at Premier Dental Care. Don’t hesitate to call us, when you have a dental emergency, (208) 522-1164.
Emergency: Cut Lip or Bitten Tongue
If you’ve cut your lip or bitten your tongue, clean the area gently with a cloth and use cold compresses to reduce swelling. If bleeding has subsided, rinse with warm, salt water. Unless severe, these type of injuries typically won’t require emergency treatment and often heal on their own. However, if the cut or bite is especially deep it may require professional treatment.
Emergency: Broken or Knocked-Out Tooth
If you have a broken tooth, or your tooth has been knocked out entirely, rinse your mouth with warm water. If possible, remove any dirt, blood or debris from the injured area with a clean cloth and warm water. Apply cold compresses on your face, next to the injured tooth to reduce swelling.
Call us immediately. Hold the tooth from the top (the crown) and gently rinse off the root in cold water. Do not scrub or remove any attached tissue fragments. Put the broken tooth in a small container of cold milk and bring it with you. Avoid touching the tooth. Don’t worry- more than 2 million teeth are knocked out accidentally each year. More than 90% of these teeth can be saved with proper treatment.
Emergency: Possible Broken Jaw
If your dental emergency involves a possibly broken jaw, don’t try to move it. Secure your jaw with a scarf or towel around your jaw and over the top of your head. Apply cold compresses to reduce any swelling. Call us immediately.
In the case of a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water. Remove any food trapped between your teeth with dental floss and see us as soon as possible. We will help you to quickly diagnose the source of the tooth pain and find the proper method of treatment.
Emergency: Objects Trapped Between Your Teeth
If an object has become trapped between your teeth, you can use dental tape to remove any shredded dental floss. Try gliding dental floss between your teeth to remove trapped objects. Tying a small knot in the floss may also help. Do not use any sharp or pointed objects in your mouth. Call us to make an appointment.
Premier Dental Care offers general and family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and sedation dentistry to Idaho Falls and surrounding areas.