You are not alone if you have a situation and aren’t sure whether you need to make that emergency phone call. Here are some situations that are definitely dental emergencies. In other words, call us immediately if you have any of the following:
If you are bleeding from the mouth and cannot get it to stop, then please go to your nearest emergency room immediately.
If you are still unsure if your situation is really an emergency, the best thing is to call us so we can help make that decision.
Since most emergencies are accidents or injuries, it’s hard to prepare for them. One thing you can do is create a small dental emergency kit. In a sealable container, put in a piece of paper with our contact information, some sterile gauze, a small bottle of clean water, and a tiny container for any teeth that have been knocked out. This way, you will have what you need to stop bleeding and can contact us when an emergency happens.
An emergency appointment is simply one that you did not plan on having. At our Tulsa, OK dental office, we can normally see both new and returning patients on the same day that you call with an emergency. If you call outside of our normal business hours, you will be put in touch with Dr. Cornell’s cell phone to make sure you can get the care you urgently need.
What you should do first depends on the type of emergency you’re facing.
Dental emergencies can happen any time, which is why you should always call us or email us when such a problem happens.