Get Fast Help Here For Your Athens, AL Dental Emergencies

We don’t like to think about dental crises; however, oral emergencies are a fact of life for many people. Although routine checkups will go a long way toward preventing problems, the fact is, you’ll probably experience a dental emergency at some point. When that happens, you’ll be in good hands with the team at East Limestone Family Dental. Dental emergencies in Athens are no match for Dr. Fitts. He will put his years of experience to use to:

  • Treat your immediate dental need so you can feel better soon
  • Listen to your concerns, answer all your questions, and set your mind at ease
  • Repair your smile to preserve its beauty and help prevent the need for more extensive dental work
  • Provide follow-up care as needed to help you maintain a healthy, gorgeous grin

If you’re facing dental emergencies, call us now at 256-229-3416. Dental sedation using laughing gas is available to help you relax, plus we have cozy pillows and blankets for comforting touches. Established patients can call after hours and get access to a special emergency line. We’ll always see you in the office as soon as possible.

Trust Our Team For Your Dental Emergency

Over his years of dental practice experience, Dr. Fitts has helped his patients through just about every kind of dental emergency imaginable. No matter what your situation is, he can stop your pain and get your smile back on track. If you’re hurting, there’s no reason to delay getting the help you and your smile need. Call us now and we’ll get you in for an emergency appointment as soon as possible.

Here are a few of the most common types of dental emergencies we treat, along with important steps for handling them before you’re seen in our office:

  • Toothache – Something as simple sounding as a toothache could indicate an underlying problem such as an abscess, so it’s best to have Dr. Fitts take a look at it. In the meantime, use a warm water rinse in your mouth, and apply an ice pack or cold compress to help eliminate any pain or swelling.
  • Loose or Dislodged Tooth – Try to carefully reposition your tooth to its proper place if possible. Apply ice or a cold compress to the area on the outside of your cheek to help reduce swelling and discomfort.
  • Knocked-Out Tooth – Be sure to hold your tooth by the crown. Don’t touch the roots, as doing so could damage them. Put the tooth in a container of salt water, milk, or even saliva to preserve it, then use an ice pack to reduce pain and swelling.
  • Loose Crown – Put a small amount of dental cement or toothpaste inside the crown to reattach it if possible. If it won’t stay in place, just be sure to bring it with you to your appointment.
  • Soft Tissue Injury – Apply a small piece of gauze or a clean tea bag to your lips, gums, cheek, or tongue to stop the bleeding. If you’re still bleeding after a few minutes, go to the nearest urgent treatment center or emergency room for immediate care.

East Limestone Family Dental is here to help you with any Athens dental emergencies. Call us now if you’re in pain and your smile is at risk: 256-229-3416. You can also make an appointment online.

Common Questions About Dental Emergencies

Can you help with my dental emergency?

Over many years of dental practice, Dr. Fits has helped countless patients with their dental emergencies. You can rest confidently in his skills and expertise to help make your smile right. Our top-notch dental team delivers compassionate and gentle care and will make sure you receive the best treatment possible during your dental crisis.

What can you do for my dental emergency?

When you come in for a dental emergency, we’ll first assess your condition to determine the next steps. Depending on your situation, we will recommend particular services to restore your smile. They may include a tooth-colored filling to repair dental decay, a dental crown to strengthen a damaged tooth, a root canal to repair an infected tooth, or a tooth extraction if we’re not able to save your tooth.

What are common dental emergencies?

There are few emergencies your dentist hasn’t seen in his years of practice. Some are certainly more common than others. Emergencies that we see often include toothaches caused by a cavity or an infection, cracked teeth, broken teeth, and broken dental restorations. In most cases, we’re able to resolve all these situations with restorative dentistry.