Nobody wants to experience a dental emergency. But whether you have a severe toothache, a loose tooth, or an injury from an accident, it’s important to get emergency care from a dental expert. At Dreier Family Dental, we prioritize emergency cases and offer compassionate, skillful care.
Ideally, you should see an emergency dentist within an hour or two of your dental injury, and within 12 hours at the very latest. If you can, do your best to bring the following with you to your emergency dental appointment:
- A Friend Or Family Member
We offer sedation options for patients with serious dental injuries. This helps reduce your pain and discomfort, and ensures that you feel safe and calm at Dreier Family Dental. However, if you receive certain types of sedation dentistry (IV or oral sedation), this can mean that you won’t be able to drive home after your appointment. For this reason, it’s best to bring a friend or family member along to take you home after your appointment.
In addition, having a loved one near you definitely helps you with the pain and discomfort of a serious dental injury.
- Your Tooth (If It’s Been Knocked Out) Or Damaged Piece Of Dental Work
If your tooth has been knocked out, you should put it back into the socket, if possible, to keep it moist and intact. If this is not possible, you can put it in a small baggie or container of cold milk.
If you have a damaged, loose, or knocked out piece of dental work such as a crown, filling, bridge, or other dental prosthetic, you should also bring that with you to your appointment. We may be able to replace it! Even if we can’t, seeing the prosthetic will help us understand why it became loose or fell out.
- Your Dental Insurance Card (And Cash Or Credit)
Most dental insurance companies cover dental emergencies, so if you have dental insurance, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got your information on-hand. Not sure if your insurance works with us? We accept most insurance plans, so just ask about it when you schedule your appointment! You will also need cash or a credit card for your co-pay at our office, and our team does everything we can to make the payment process quick and easy for you.
- An Emergency Dental Care Kit
It’s a good idea to keep an emergency dental care kit on-hand, with things like sterile gauze and some kind of pain reliever like ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or naproxen. Make sure that you don’t take aspirin, since it is a blood thinner and can prevent proper clotting. You can treat bleeding by biting on sterile gauze, and pain medication will help keep you comfortable until you get to our office.
Contact Us Now – We Always Have Time For Dental Emergencies
At our Janesville office, our doctors always have time for dental emergencies. So if you are experiencing a dental emergency, call us now to schedule a same-day appointment with Dr. Brandon Dreier or Dr. Jim or Connie Winter as soon as possible! You can contact us at (608) 752-2931. We always accept walk-in emergency patients at our office, located at 2203 Holiday Dr., Janesville, WI 53545.