There are many reasons that patients throughout Oklahoma need an emergency dentist. We have found that a dental emergency can strike at any time. Grant Gerety DDS and our staff at Grant Gerety DDS will try to accommodate any last minute appointment requests so that your child, our patient, doesn’t have to live with oral pain. If your child has a toothache or a major dental emergency, call 918-493-3031 right away. We offer extended hours as needed and will do our best to get your child treated immediately.
Reasons for Needing an Emergency Dentist
The American Dental Association reported that the number one cause of child tooth damage every year is playing sports. This spans all types of athletics and creates the need for emergency appointments throughout Tulsa, OK. This means that even a backyard game of basketball can lead to a tooth being damaged or knocked out. There are ways to protect your children like wearing a mouth guard but when an emergency strikes call 918-493-3031.
Severe and sudden toothaches are another reason people in Oklahoma end up needing an emergency dentist. Grant Gerety DDS is an expert at examining teeth and determining what is causing the pain. It may be a little cavity that grew into a big one and now requires a root canal. Another possibility is gum disease which can cause the gums to recede, leaving the tooth and roots exposed. Both can lead to intense pain and require emergency treatment. We don’t want patients of Grant Gerety DDS to experience oral pain and will do our best to treat your child right away so that your child can remain comfortable.
If a tooth infection is left untreated for a long period of time, it can lead to a dental abscess. This is extremely painful. An abscess is a major tooth infection that can settle into your child's jawbone and the floor of your child's mouth. If it does, oral surgery may be necessary in order to remove the infection. We can let your child know if we see an abscess during your child's dental exam with Grant Gerety DDS.
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How can I relieve my child's dental pain while waiting for an emergency dentist appointment?
We help children throughout the 74136 to stay comfortable and live a life that is pain-free. If your child comes into our Grant Gerety DDS offices in pain, we will identify what is creating the issue and the treatment options available for dealing with it. Often, we will also prescribe medication to help with the pain. This can prevent your child from feeling discomfort while your child's tooth is being treated and at home. your child may also want to apply a cold compress or ice pack to the area in order to reduce or prevent swelling.
When a tooth has fallen out…
If your child's tooth has been knocked out, try to find it. Once located, rinse the tooth under warm water without scrubbing it. Next, place it in a cup of milk and bring it with your child to your child's dental appointment. We will try to save the tooth, if possible.
When a tooth is broken…
It is common for kids to damage a tooth. It is likely that the tooth will become cracked or chipped. As long as the tooth structure remains in place, it can typically be corrected using cosmetic dentistry. There are multiple ways that we restore teeth in Oklahoma. Some of which include dental veneers and a dental crown. Both are excellent options and can restore your child's tooth to full functionality while keeping it natural looking. As an emergency dentist, we can provide you with information on what your child's options are and the best way to restore your child's tooth while achieving the goals that you have for your child's smile. To schedule an appointment, call 918-493-3031.
When a tooth is infected…
As an emergency dentist, we will assess the situation and inform your child of what is infected and the best way to treat it quickly. Our job is to keep your child comfortable, healthy and pain-free. Patients throughout Tulsa OK trust us to remove infections and keep their teeth and gums in excellent oral health. Whether fixing a general cavity or treating a dental abscess, we make it possible for a tooth to be free from infection and pain. Grant Gerety DDS is an expert at resolving the issue in a way that keeps patients comfortable during any necessary procedures.
How can an emergency dentist help me?
At Grant Gerety DDS we strive to keep our patients comfortable and free from injury or pain. As such, we are cognizant of the fact that most dental emergencies are unplanned and may not happen during normal business hours. If your child's tooth has been damaged or your child is in pain, call 918-493-3031 right away so that we can schedule your child's appointment and treat the issue quickly. Our friendly staff will do our best to accommodate your child's schedule and ensure that your child can get back to a life that is free from oral pain. While many dentists, require your child to schedule appointments far in advance – our staff will work with your child in each situation to get your child treated right away. your child can also help to avoid dental emergencies by having your child's teeth cleaned twice a year and maintaining healthy diet year-round.