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Emergency Dentist – Greeley, CO 

Same-Day Dental Care for Fast Relief

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Dental emergencies tend to happen suddenly and without warning, often when it’s highly inconvenient for the unlucky victim. Maybe your daughter slipped on the playground and chipped her tooth on school picture day, or maybe your spouse has woken up with a sharp pain in the back of their mouth right before your big vacation. At the dental office of Dr. Smith and Dr. Cure, patients can find the fast and dedicated relief they need when faced with these dire situations through pain relieving, smile repairing emergency dentistry in Greeley, CO. If you need same-day dental care for fast relief, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Why Choose Greeley Complete Dentistry for Emergency Dental Care?

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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It can be easy to feel overwhelmed during a dental emergency, but do your best not to panic. No matter what kind of situation you or a loved one is facing, whether it be a broken tooth or a horrible toothache, pick up the phone and contact our Greeley dental office without delay. From there, here’s how you can expect us to treat your dental emergency:

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

If you are experiencing bleeding that lasts for more than 10 minutes, swelling that’s hindering your breathing or swallowing, or if you suspect that your jaw may be broken, please proceed to your nearest emergency room right away. Once your condition is stable, Dr. Cure and Dr. Smith can meet with you to discuss treatment for any teeth that were damaged or lost altogether.

For all other types of dental emergencies, our team is here for you without reservation. You should always give us a call right away if you begin to experience painful or worrisome symptoms, even if you are unsure if you need urgent treatment or not. Below are some of the most common dental emergencies we treat here at Greeley Complete Dentistry.

Dental Emergency FAQ’s 

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Handling a dental emergency can be stressful, which is why we recommend contacting our office first so we can provide you with over-the-phone first-aid guidance and schedule an appointment for as soon as possible for you. For your convenience, our team at Greeley Complete Dentistry has answered some common questions that we receive from our patients below as well.

Should I Visit the ER or an Emergency Dentist?

Many people wonder whether their situation warrants a visit to their local ER or an emergency dentist. For most problems, including severe toothaches, knocked-out teeth, and oral pain, your emergency dentist is the best place to go, because they can provide you with specialized care you need. However, certain life-threatening issues may require medical treatment before visiting your emergency dentist to address underlying oral problems, including a fractured or broken jawbone, deep facial laceration due to trauma, or any issues that make it difficult for you to breathe or swallow. In these cases, it’s imperative to visit your ER first, then contact your emergency dentist in Greeley to address your dental needs.

Why Do I Have a Toothache & How Do I Get It to Go Away?

Toothaches are a common symptom of infections. However, they can also be caused by lodged pieces of debris between your teeth. The best way to rule this cause out is to gently maneuver a piece of dental floss between your teeth. If your pain persists and there aren’t any signs of a lodged object, then it’s likely caused by an infection hidden deep inside of your tooth. If it hasn’t progressed enough to put your tooth in danger of needing to be extracted, then we may be able to treat your pain and preserve your natural pearly white with root canal therapy. While you’re on your way to our office, you can also take over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen to ease your discomfort.

Can I Wait to Call the Emergency Dentist?

Although waiting to visit your emergency dentist may sound like a cost-effective choice, it’ll likely cost you more down the road. When problems that are causing you pain and discomfort are left untreated, they’ll likely just go worse. For example, a toothache may be treated with a filling or root canal therapy initially, but if it’s left unaddressed because you think it might go away, you could end up needing an extraction and costly replacement instead. That’s why we recommend contacting your dentist in Greeley as soon as you notice anything out-of-the-ordinary!

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