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Do you accept same-day or walk-in appointments for dental emergencies?
Yes, we accept same-day, walk-ins, and emergency appointments, so you don't have to wait a moment longer than necessary for treatment. Please call our office to schedule an appointment, and we would love to help!
What to do if I’ve knocked out a tooth?
If you knocked out a tooth, contact our office immediately. Before going to our office, pick up your tooth and hold it from the crown – never touch the root part. Rinse the tooth with running water and place it in a clean container with milk. Remember, time is of the essence in reimplanting your tooth back to your gums. The sooner you get seen by a dentist, the more likely the tooth can be saved.
What to do if I’m experiencing uncontrolled bleeding?
Uncontrolled bleeding is considered a dental emergency, and you should inform our office as soon as possible. Bite firmly on a clean damp gauze or cotton to help stop bleeding. If bleeding continues for more than an hour, contact our office immediately to be seen by a dentist.
What to do if I’m experiencing a toothache with facial swelling?
Contact our office immediately, as this is a sign of an active infection in your tooth/mouth. While waiting to be seen by our dentist, try using a cold compress against the side of your face. This will help reduce swelling and provide tooth pain relief.
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I’m not having any symptoms. Do I still need to see a dentist?
Yes! Regular dental check-ups and cleaning help prevent problems from developing. Also, some dental problems may not cause pain and can only be diagnosed by your dentist. In fact, if you experience a toothache, the infection has likely reached the nerve of your tooth or has worsened. And when this happens, you might need more complex treatment.
At what age should I bring my children for their first dental visit?
You may bring your child to our office as soon as their first tooth comes out or at age 1. It will be great to get them acquainted with our dental team and the dental office as early as possible, even without experiencing any dental problem, so they don't associate the dental office with pain. The first few visits of your child usually start with introducing them to the team, the dental chair, and instruments – and we keep it as fun as possible for them.
What do sealants do?
Dental sealants help seal deep pits and grooves on your child's teeth. Deep grooves in their teeth may trap food particles and bacteria, which can cause tooth decay in their early years.
Why do I see blood when I brush my teeth?
It is not normal to see blood when you brush your teeth. It is often a sign of gum inflammation and that you are due for dental cleaning. When plaque and tartar harden beneath your gums, it can cause your gums to become swollen and be extra sensitive to brushing, causing bleeding of your gums. A quick trip to our office for dental cleaning usually solves the problem.