Tips for Handling a Dental Emergency

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Most people make plans for medical emergency’s, but often this does not include preparations for a dental crisis. It can mean when your child trips and chips a tooth or one of your crowns falls out; you may be at a loss for what to do. It is essential to find out if your dental office is prepared to handle your family’s dental emergencies. If you live in the Yuma, AZ area, you can trust Sam Carroll, DMD for your dental emergency.

Handling Dental Emergencies

If you crack or break a tooth, it is important to rinse your mouth with warm water and put a cold compress or ice pack on your face next to the area where the affected tooth is. The water will help cleanse the tooth, and the ice will help keep swelling down until you can see your dentist.

It doesn’t happen often, but occasionally your crowns, veneers, and fillings can come loose and fall out. If this happens, be sure to save the head, surface or filling and call your dentist immediately. Waiting too long to get them fixed or replaced can cause harm to the tooth and you a lot of unnecessary pain.

If you lose a tooth through some trauma, you need to keep the tooth clean and moist. Rinse any debris off with cold water but avoid scrubbing any remaining tissue of the tooth. Once it is clean, try to reinsert the tooth back into the socket, but if this is impossible, put it between your cheek and gums or in milk to keep it from drying out. It is vital you see your dentist as soon as possible.

Most of the time when we bite our cheek or tongue it is excruciating. It doesn’t cause much bleeding, but if it seems like the injury to your soft tissue is bleeding more than it should, or the bleeding won’t stop, rinse your mouth with salt water and use a cold compress to deter swelling and call your oral surgeon.

Call our Yuma AZ Dental Office

Check that your dentist will make same day appointments. If you are having server tooth pain or any other dental emergency, it is vital that your dentist will be able to squeeze you in the same day. If you live in the Yuma, AZ area and have any questions on how to handle your dental emergency, or to make a same-day appointment, Dr. Carroll and his team are ready for your call!

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Irene Peters
Irene Peters
20:05 09 Dec 17
Dr. Carroll has state-of-the-art equipment and can do it all. I was able to get my new crown replaced on the same day with only the one visit. I've been going there for years and never had to wait past my appointment time. The office staff are all friendly, helpful, efficient, prompt, and make you feel at home and more importantly, comfortable. Dr. Carroll remembers details from prior visits and always follows up on them. A real bonus for me is that he has a way with giving the shots to numb your mouth without it hurting! I'm very grateful for the excellent care I get from Dr. Carroll and his staff.
Audrianna Daniel
Audrianna Daniel
16:55 25 Jan 18
I had such a wonderful experiance at this office! Switching from another local dentist was the best decision I ever made. Shanel, the hygienist, was absolutely amazing and Dr. Carroll was incredibly down to earth and attentive to any questions or concerns. The whole staff is just awesome and I can't recommend this office enough!
Carla Wolfe
Carla Wolfe
00:59 14 Jun 17
I was terrified of the dentist from past bad experience. My daughter had a traumatic experience at a local dentist as well. We have both started seeing Dr. Carroll and have had the most comfortable, reassuring experience. They are kind, knowledgeable and patient!! Thank you Dr. Carroll and Staff!! Second visit - 2/4/16 - Deep Clean Procedure and a Wisdom tooth extraction - Again, I can't say enough about my visit. The staff from the moment you walk in the door are professional and friendly. My procedure was 99.5% pain free and the extraction was 100% pain free. I was given information every step of the way and was made to feel comfortable at all times. This is an office with compassion, caring and understanding. I highly recommend this practice. I can't say thank you enough for the positive experience and dental work. Thank you!!
Lucinda Fox
Lucinda Fox
03:05 21 Jun 17
I have had an excellent experience with Dr. Carroll over the past -I have been with him since he started practice in Yuma. He and his staff have always treated me professionally and respectfully. I say 'had' because I just moved out of state and now I hope to find a new dentist as skilled as Dr. Carroll. My last visit was a highlight for me. He gave me a brand new, much improved smile by replacing my top front six teeth with crowns made by him on site. The change is amazing and I say "thank you Dr. Carroll!"
Sandy Baas
Sandy Baas
19:00 19 Oct 17
Sam Carroll , DMD, is knowledgable about all the latest and most effective dental procedures and treatment to make you SMILE... I have seen a caring and gentle approach with the very young patients ( My Grandaughter) and the concern he had with my 90 year old Father. Very comfortable yet professional atmosphere at all times!
Jill Castaneda
Jill Castaneda
20:20 21 Sep 17
Thank you for getting my son in and removing his wisdom tooth today. I would also like to thank you for the amazing service we received from everyone in the office and especially Dr. Carroll!! We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Dr. Carroll and his staff are the best.
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