It always happens at the worst of times- that’s why they are called emergencies! There’s never a good time for a problem or injury to occur to a tooth or in the mouth, but there are ways to avoid most issues that could come up.The best ways to avoid tooth and mouth injuries is to limit hard foods or candies and as always, brush and floss your teeth twice daily.
However, whenever an emergency happens, it’s important to contact us as soon as the injury occurs instead of going straight to the emergency room. The emergency room can typically only administer antibiotics or pain medications because they often don’t have a dentist on hand. No matter the emergency, the team at Light Touch Dental is skilled enough to put you back together again and have you leave comfort and pain free!
Emergency Dentist in Toledo Ohio
The best way to prevent dental emergencies is to build a life-long dental treatment plan, together with Dr. Nechvatal and our staff, and to follow the preventative and treatment recommendations of your dentist from there on out. Healthy, protected teeth result in a happier and healthier you!
Running around Toledo ignoring a small problem that a dentist has identified, but which you elected not to treat right away, is a sure-fire way to have a terrible bout of dental pain during a Saturday evening event. Don’t be that patient. Don’t put a damper on your weekend plans! Come on in; let us show you what is going on. We will educate you on what needs to be taken care of and we will take care of it as quickly as your schedule can allow for it. Strong, healthy teeth and gums are much less likely to succumb to sudden problems and the onset of unbearable dental pain.
Most Common Dental Emergencies
We see a variety of emergency patients that come through our door! If you are active in sports, a sports guard is strongly recommended for most activities. These are very inexpensive, custom dental appliances that will do a far better job of protecting your teeth than a store-bought, self-molded mouthpiece. The last thing you want is a baseball to knock out one of your teeth!
After going to the movie theater, there may be a rogue popcorn kernel out there that has your name on it. Or maybe even some taffy that you just cannot say no to, even though that old crown you’ve had for 15 years has recently been giving you grief. If your crown cracks or breaks off, you may not be in any immediate pain but you still need to make an appointment to see us immediately. When a crown is off, only eat soft foods like yogurt, apple sauce, or oatmeal in the meantime.
Similar to a broken crown, another common dental emergency is a broken tooth or filling. With both a broken tooth and filling, you will feel a sharp edge on your tooth and/or food may be getting stuck in your tooth. This can seem like more of an annoyance than a true emergency, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. You may not have immediate pain or sensitivity, but a broken tooth or filling can become very painful quickly.
Probably the most common dental emergency is the inevitable toothache. A toothache can be a myriad of different problems which is why it’s important to come in and see us as soon as possible. It may be a minor problem, but it could be as complicated as an abscess or a root canal. Even if you don’t feel immediate pain, the longer you wait, the higher the risk of you damaging your smile!
Setting Up and Emergency Dental Appointment at LTDC
The Light Touch Dental staff and Dr. Nechvatal are proud to be the top rated Emergency Dentist in Toledo Ohio and the surrounding area. You can rely on the Emergency Dental Care of Light Touch Dental to be there when you need it the most. Call us at (419) 866-4271 and tell us about your dental emergency and we will talk you through it. Setting up an emergency appointment is as easy as picking up the phone! If we need to examine you, we can almost always get you into our schedule on the same business day- that’s how dedicated we are to our patients. Your health and comfort is our top priority!
In the meantime, our Dental Emergencies FAQs and Tips can help you until your appointment.