Emergency Dentistry in Littleton, CO
Need to see an emergency dentist in Littleton right away? Please give our office a call at 303-625-7997 to explain the situation and let us know that you plan to come in. Our team can then walk you through the next best steps to take to relieve any pain you may be experiencing and ensure that you get the care you need. Call our office for a same-day emergency appointment today.Schedule Online
How do I know if I need emergency dental care?
Dental emergencies can range from damaged and dislodged teeth to gum swelling and bleeding to dental abscesses. If you are in a great amount of pain, or you were in a lot of pain before it suddenly stopped, you will want to make an appointment with an emergency dentist. If you’re not sure what to do, you’re always welcome to call our office so our team can assist. If you have any other serious injuries that require immediate attention or you think you may have broken your jaw, visiting an emergency room first will likely be a better choice.
What can I do for tooth pain?
If you have a tooth that has been causing some pain and discomfort on and off, we will want to take a look at it in the near future, but you may not need a same-day emergency appointment. In the meantime, we recommend taking over-the-counter pain medication like Ibuprofen or Tylenol, holding an ice pack to your face, or rinsing your mouth out with warm saltwater to numb the tooth. If the pain ever becomes severe or a fever develops, you will want to give our office a call right away to schedule an emergency visit with our team.
How can I avoid dental emergencies?
Emergencies are not always avoidable, so we recommend keeping supplies like gauze, pain medication, and ice packs on hand in case you or a family member experiences a medical or dental emergency. Custom mouthguards are a great way to protect the teeth from dental trauma, and they can prevent invasive and costly restorative procedures from becoming necessary. Maintaining a healthy smile, practicing good oral hygiene, and visiting our office biannually also reduces the risk of any dental issues turning into dental emergencies.