Boulder Dentist Serving Denver, Ft. Collins & Nearby Areas in Colorado
Urgent dental problems usually arise without warning. When you or a family member experiences a dental emergency, you need an experienced, prompt dentist to remedy the situation. Dr. Michael Adler is an experienced Boulder dentist who provides emergency services during regular business hours. To schedule an appointment, please call our friendly and helpful team at 303-449-1119.
Common Types of Dental Emergencies
The dentist and dental team at Adler Advanced Dentistry routinely treat a wide range of urgent dental problems, such as:
- Fractured/broken teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Knocked-out teeth
- Extreme teeth sensitivity
- Loose teeth
- Jaw swelling
- Abscessed tooth
As your emergency dentistry providers, our goal is to restore a normal smile appearance as soon as possible, as well as remedy any functional issues we can. Root canals, tooth extractions and dental crowns are just a few of the ways we may treat a dental emergency. Dr. Adler provides each of our guests with the entire range of treatment options available to them. We believe in providing you with education and information, and then empowering you to make your own choices about your dental health and treatments.
Common Causes of Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies are often caused by the following types of incidents and others:
- Bicycle accidents
- Sports injuries
- Workplace accidents
No one wants to walk around with a damaged or missing tooth. Dr. Adler knows how to assess the dental damage and recommend all treatments and restorations that can rebuild your teeth. Then, together you can discuss the options for long-term treatment of the problem, if needed.
How Soon Do I Need to Visit the Dentist for an Emergency?
If you have a dental emergency, it may be pretty painful. Broken teeth, abscesses, and jaw swelling all qualify as dental emergencies. Delaying treatment for a dental emergency may lead to worse pain or further damage to the tooth or jaw. Never delay during a dental emergency and seek treatment as soon as possible.
Adler Advanced Dentistry in Boulder, Colorado, can provide you with the emergency dental services you need.
What Should I Do If I Face a Dental Emergency and Can’t Reach My Regular Dentist?
If your regular dentist isn’t available to treat a dental emergency, you’ll need to seek treatment from an emergency dentist. We offer emergency dental services at Adler Advanced Dentistry in Boulder, Colorado.
Reach out to us for assistance if you’ve experienced a dental issue that requires immediate treatment. We will find a way to accommodate you and treat your dental problem quickly and efficiently.
What If I Have a Toothache?
A toothache can be a sign of an abscessed tooth, a cavity, a fracture within the tooth, or other dental issues. Toothaches don’t go away on their own. While pain relievers can assist in lessening pain, it will return unless the problem with the tooth is addressed.
Contact our office for an emergency dental appointment if you’re experiencing a toothache, especially if it's severe. You don’t want to cause further damage to the tooth that may make it more challenging to repair.
What Should I Do If My Tooth Is Knocked Out?
Teeth may be accidentally knocked out due to force, such as from the impact in a sports or car accident. In other cases, a sudden fall may dislodge the tooth from its place.
If your tooth has been knocked out, rinse it gently with water, attempt to put it back in its socket, and schedule an emergency dental appointment. In some cases, we may be able to save the tooth and put it back in its normal position. If it can’t be saved, a replacement tooth can be modeled on its original shape.
I Have a Broken or Chipped Tooth. What Do I Do?
If you have a broken or chipped tooth, you want to take care to prevent it from growing worse. First, schedule an emergency dental appointment with Adler Advanced Dentistry. We’ll repair your tooth and restore its natural shape.
In the meantime, you can take over-the-counter painkillers to reduce any pain. If you have the part of the tooth that chipped or broke off, keep it in a safe place and bring it to your appointment. Avoid eating anything hard that may further damage your tooth.
Why You Should Seek Out Treatment for Urgent Problems
Many types of dental emergencies have a way of worsening when left untreated. Cracked teeth can continue to fracture deeper, which will be painful and will become a functional problem. Other dental emergencies can lead to infection and other problems. Getting these issues promptly treated can help you avoid bigger problems.
As your dentist, Dr. Adler never pushes a treatment on you. He believes that educated, informed dental patients feel the most confident about making treatment choices, and he is personally committed to explaining all of your options and what each will entail. You deserve to feel empowered to make your own choices about what is best for your dental health.