At Hiremath Family Dentistry, we know that emergencies can happen at any time. Often, they occur at the most inconvenient time. Because it is important to receive treatment for certain dental emergencies as soon as possible, we offer emergency dentistry at our office in Oro Valley.

Importance of emergency treatment

In several situations, it is important to receive prompt treatment in order to preserve the health of a tooth or the mouth overall. For example, if a tooth has been knocked out, you would be advised to act quickly in order to save the tooth and put it back into place. In other cases, such as if a tooth has been chipped or a crown has become loose, you can wait to have the tooth treated until it is convenient for you.

Emergency dental care for children

Children can be particularly susceptible to dental problems for several reasons. First, they are usually not as diligent about their oral care as most adults are. This can eventually lead to dental problems such as cavities. Additionally, their primary or “baby” teeth are not as durable as permanent teeth. Finally, children are generally not as aware of problems in their bodies as adults are, so they may have trouble being able to recognize when something is wrong. If you notice a dental issue in your child, contact our office and we will be able to provide assistance.

Emergency dental care for adults

Though not all dental problems require immediate attention, it is still a good idea to contact us at Hiremath Family Dentistry when something is wrong so that we can guide you into getting the help you need. If you are in extreme pain from a toothache or other problem, it is advisable for you to see a doctor sooner rather than later. If we are not able to see you, we can refer you to a trusted professional. Usually, issues such as a chipped or fractured tooth or loose dental appliance that is not bleeding or causing pain can wait until you are able to get a regular appointment at our office in Oro Valley. If a tooth has been knocked out, contact us immediately, retrieve the tooth, rinse it gently (using only water and handling it only by the crown), and preserve it in a cup of water or saliva.

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