Severe toothache? Knocked out tooth? Emergency dental care when you need it in Blue Springs, Missouri
Life is unpredictable, and emergencies always tend to happen when we least expect them. Dental emergencies are no exception! If a dental emergency for you or your child has stopped life in its tracks, the team of dentists at Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs, Missouri, is here to help. We offer emergency dental care for new and established patients so you can get back to your everyday life as quickly as possible with a healthy, pain-free smile.
What is considered a dental emergency?
There is no one standard definition for “dental emergency.” At Foster Dental Care, we consider any situation causing you pain or requires urgent care to prevent further damage to be a dental emergency. While a wide range of situations can be considered dental emergencies, some of the most common emergency issues we treat include:
- A tooth that has been knocked out due to an accident, sports injury, or other traumatic injuries
- Teeth with significant cracks or breaks
- Abscesses or infections
- Orthodontic appliances that have broken and need to be repaired
- Dental restorations such as fillings, crowns, or bridges that have been lost or broken
- Bleeding in the gums and soft tissues that is not subsiding
- Severe tooth pain that over-the-counter pain medications are not helping
If you are unsure whether your dental issue is considered a dental emergency and needs urgent attention, just give us a call! We are always happy to talk with patients about their symptoms and find a time to see them as soon as possible if they need emergency dental care. The most important thing to do is to call us as soon as you can so that we can give you the care you need as quickly as possible and prevent long-term damage. For example, cracked, broken, and even knocked out teeth are often repairable if they are treated quickly enough, whereas waiting too long will typically require more extensive dental care and restorations – not to mention prolonged pain and discomfort.
Need urgent dental care? We welcome new patients!
At Foster Dental Care, our top priority in dental emergencies is helping patients get out of pain and restoring function and health to their smiles – regardless of whether they have visited our dental practice before. If you or your child has a dental emergency, we are here to help and treat you with the same level of care and compassion as our established patients. In fact, many patients often continue to visit us for their routine dental care after seeing us for a dental emergency, and we are always happy to welcome new patients to our dental family.
If you are located in the Blue Springs, MO area and need emergency dental care, call us at (816) 227-6588. Dr. Alan Foster and his team will schedule an appointment as quickly as possible (typically the same day) and will provide you with instructions on how to manage pain or other issues in the meantime.