At Havens Family Dental we understand that emergencies can occur at the most inconvenient times. We are prepared to assist you in these times of need.
Our staff is fully prepared and certified in emergency medical response, and we offer same-day, flexible scheduling to fit your needs. You can relax knowing that our goal is to see you as quickly as possible.
We understand that a long-time fear of the dentist can lead to a lack of oral health care that results in the need for emergency treatment. Here at Havens Family Dental, we are dedicated to making you feel at ease with anxiety-free dentistry.
Dr. Hickman wants you to have the most comfortable experience possible, so he has done specific research on unique techniques for numbing. Our office also provides nitrous, oral sedation, and massage chairs to help you relax during treatment.
Please call Havens Family Dental to find more out about our techniques and how we can take care of your dental needs!
Broken tooth – When a tooth breaks make sure to collect all parts of the tooth and rinse with warm water then place the tooth in a cup of milk. If you have any discomfort or swelling, place a cold compress on the facial area of injury. Call our office as soon as possible for dental attention.
Jaw pain – The most common dental emergency is a toothache or jaw pain. To help relieve a toothache or jaw pain, place a cold compress on the facial area of discomfort, and take the recommended dose of Tylenol or ibuprofen. If pain continues, please call our office.
Cut lip or tongue – If you happen to bite or cut your lip or tongue, first rinse the area with warm water. Next, you will need to suck on ice or a Popsicle. Rinse, and spit with salt water. If you are in any pain, please take the recommended dose of Tylenol or ibuprofen. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, call our office for medical attention.
Knocked-out permanent tooth – If a permanent tooth is knocked out, please contact the doctor within 30 minutes. Rinse the tooth with water; do not use soap when rinsing the tooth off. If possible, place the tooth back in the socket. If you are not able to put it back, make sure to at least keep it moist by placing it inside of your lip or in a cup of milk or saliva.
Dr. Hickman wants to make sure you are not waiting at home in discomfort or pain. We always leave time in our schedule for emergency patients and will strive to see you the same day.
Please call Havens Family Dental to find more out about our techniques and how we can take care of your dental needs.