Emergency Dental Services in West Jordan and Salt Lake City

Nobody wants a dental emergency to happen to them, but when it does happen, Complete Smiles is here for you. Our emergency dental services take care of whatever unexpected and unfortunate happens to your teeth. If your teeth or gums need immediate care, don’t hesitate to call us at one of our dental offices in West Jordan and Salt Lake City, Utah. We’ll do everything we can to relieve your pain and get you on the road to recovery.

What is Emergency Dentistry?

Emergency dentistry includes all the services we provide to treat dental emergencies. We aim to give you emergency services as soon as possible, even if it means scheduling an after-hours appointment.

What is Considered a Dental Emergency?

If you are experiencing one of these dental problems, we believe you have a dental emergency:

  • Teeth have been knocked out.
  • Teeth are severely cracked or broken.
  • You are experiencing severe pain in your mouth.
  • Your gums are bleeding a lot.
  • Your gums are damaged due to an injury or accident.
  • You have a toothache accompanied by a fever.
  • You have an abscessed tooth.
  • You have an infection in your mouth.

These are serious issues and should be treated as soon as possible by a dental professional. Call Complete Smiles immediately, no matter what time or day it is. We will try our best to get you the care you need to relieve your pain and save your natural teeth when possible.

What Should You Do in a Dental Emergency?

If your face is swollen due to an injury, accident, or a bad toothache, we recommend applying ice to reduce the swelling. If you are in pain, you can take over-the-counter pain medication. 

If a tooth has been knocked out of its socket, there is a possibility of saving it if you receive emergency dental care within two hours. Rinse the knocked-out tooth in salt water to remove blood and debris, and then store it in a small container filled with clean salt water. If you don’t have salt water, fill the container with saliva. Call an emergency dentist, such as Complete Smiles, as soon as possible, and make sure you have the knocked-out tooth with you when you go to your appointment.

What is Not a Dental Emergency?

Sometimes, it’s difficult to know if your problem is an emergency. For instance, if you have a chipped tooth, a minor toothache, or lost a filling, you may think it’s pretty serious. We still want you to call us, but problems like these probably do not require emergency services. We will schedule an appointment during regular hours to get you the needed care.

How Can You Prevent Dental Emergencies?

Not all dental emergencies are preventable. However, we have some tips to help keep your teeth as safe as possible.

  • If you play contact sports, always wear a mouth guard.
  • Avoid chewing ice, hard candy, and other very hard foods.
  • Avoid chewing non-food items, such as pens and pencils.
  • Wear a night guard if you grind your teeth while you sleep.
  • Brush and floss your teeth regularly for good oral hygiene.
  • Visit the dentist regularly for cleanings and exams.

Find a Dentist Who Can Handle a Dental Emergency Near Me

If you have a dental emergency, you must call an emergency dental service as soon as possible. Complete Smiles in West Jordan and Salt Lake City, Utah, offers same-day and emergency appointments. Choose the location that is nearest you and call for any dental emergency. We care about your dental health and want to get you fixed up and healthy, so you can recover from whatever happened inside your mouth.