Beautiful Smiles for a Beautiful New Mexico
Boyd Newsome, DMD
David Chodosh, DDS
Looking for a Same Day Emergency Dentist in Albuquerque?
Dr. Boyd Newsome and Dr. Mara Shindell are ready and willing to provide you same day emergency dental treatment at a moment’s notice!
Do you have a dental emergency? Are you in need of a same day emergency dentist? Are you looking for a highly qualified, dependable emergency dental provider in Albuquerque? If you answered yes to these questions, Riverpoint Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry has you covered!
What qualifies something as a dental emergency?
Much like gum disease and dental decay, most dental related problems worsen over time. This is usually due to negligence or a lack of understanding about the things that need to be done to maintain optimal oral health. Unlike these things that happen gradually, dental emergencies can present themselves suddenly and when they do, you want to be seen as soon as possible.
It is not always easy to decipher whether you truly have a dental emergency or if the pain is something temporary that will go away on its own. If you are unsure about whether you need to call the dentist with a dental emergency, you can use this guide with 10 specific situations that will help you know when to call an Albuquerque emergency dentist, or possibly even make a visit to an emergency room at a hospital.
10 situations that qualify as dental emergencies
While this list is not exhaustive, it will give you some good guidance on who you should contact in certain types of dental emergencies.
- Broken tooth – If you break or crack a tooth, you should contact an emergency dentist like Dr. Boyd Newsome or Dr. Mara Shindell. Saving a tooth can be time sensitive so if you have a tooth that has fallen out, been knocked out, or been broken, you should see a dentist as quickly as possible.
- Heavily bleeding tongue or lip – An open sore in your mouth caused by biting your tongue or lip can be extremely painful and can even become infected. If the bleeding is controllable and the cut does not appear to need stitches, rinse the mouth thoroughly and apply ice to reduce swelling. If the bleeding won’t stop and appears to be severe, you should call your doctor or make a visit to the emergency room.
- Loose tooth – If your tooth has become loose for any reason at all, you should contact your dentist immediately. Dr. Boyd Newsome and Dr. Mara Shindell have worked with many patients in situations like this and can often help save the affected tooth or teeth. If you have to wait to see a dentist, refrain from eating anything hard or sticky, ice the affected area and take a suitable pain reliever to manage the pain if the loose tooth was caused by injury.
- Lost tooth – When we say lost tooth, we don’t literally mean lost, we mean knocked out, or fallen out. If you have literally lost your tooth, we still have solutions for you. If you’ve had a tooth fall out or be knocked out, hold the tooth by the crown (part you can see when it is in your mouth) and rinse the root clean with water – Don’t remove attached tissue or scrub the tooth. Simply clean off any debris that may have gotten on the root. It may be possible to place the tooth back into the socket, this is ideal if it can be accomplished. If this is not possible in your situation, your situation becomes more urgent. Either way, you should see a dentist as quickly as possible. A same day dentist like Dr. B or Dr. Shindell is a must in this situation
- Broken jaw – If you believe that you have a broken jaw, ice the area immediately and call your doctor, or go to the emergency room.
- Object stuck in your teeth – If something is stuck in your teeth, try to use dental floss to get it dislodged. If you are unsuccessful in dislodging the object, contact a dentist. Your dentist will be able to tell you if your situation is urgent and get you in quickly to help you get it taken care of.
- Broken crown or filling – If something has happened to cause a crown or a filling to dislodge and fall off, put the crown or filling somewhere safe and contact your dentist. Your dentist should get you in quickly and help you determine the best plan moving forward.
- Pericoronitis – Pericoronitis occurs when the wisdom teeth don’t come into the mouth properly. This can cause an infection which is known as pericoronitis. Symptoms include irritated gums, swelling of the gums, bad breath and even difficulties opening the mouth. If you have any of these symptoms you should consult with a dentist immediately.
- Sudden or severe tooth pain – Toothaches can happen for a number of different reasons. Contact your dentist and provide them with details about your situation. They can provide you with the best plan of action to reduce the toothache.
- Swelling accompanied by pain – If you are experiencing pain accompanied by swelling, you should contact your dentist immediately. These things can be signs of an infection or an abscess and should be treated as quickly as possible so that they don’t become worse.
Why Riverpoint Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry?
Dental emergencies are nothing to play around with. If left untreated they can lead to serious infection or further damage. If you are looking for a dentist in Albuquerque NM who can help you with your dental emergency, contact Riverpoint Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. The quicker you act, the more likely you are to be able to easily manage the problem.
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Riverpoint Family, Cosmetic,
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4421 Irving Blvd NW, Suite B
Albuquerque, NM 87114
Office: (505) 821-6910
Fax: (505) 792-5771
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Fridays: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM