Bright Star Dental offers same day dental emergency care for any patient who comes into our Las Cruces, New Mexico dental office. Dr. Gilbert has nearly three decades of experience handling dental emergencies and getting countless people back to pain-free, healthy smiles. Trust him to save your smile, too. Our office is equipped with the latest dental technology to help us treat you quickly and effectively. Call our office immediately at 575-680-3848!
Dr. Gilbert on the staff and atmosphere at Bright Star Dental What Is a Dental Emergency?
Here are some of the most common dental emergencies we treat.
- Cracked Tooth – A crack in your tooth puts it at risk of breaking. You need to get into our office quickly to get your tooth stabilized by either a dental veneer or dental crown. With our same-day dental crowns and veneers, you can have your smile repaired quickly by Dr. Gilbert.
- Broken Tooth – A broken tooth exposes the delicate insides of your tooth and can put the life of your tooth at risk. It is imperative that you get to our office quickly so we can try to save your tooth. For many situations where a tooth is broken, a dental crown can save the tooth and restore its function. In case of extreme breakage, saving the tooth may not be possible, and an emergency tooth extraction might be needed to keep the rest of your smile healthy.
- Dislodged Tooth – The longer your tooth is outside of your mouth, the less of a chance we have to save it. First, you need to find the tooth. Wash the tooth in warm water, holding it only by the crown (the white part). Then, put it in a plastic bag or small plastic container filled with milk to help it remain viable so that Dr. Gilbert can place it back in your mouth. Call our office for your emergency appointment.
- Infected Tooth – If you have unexplained pain or swelling in your face, you may have an infected tooth. This is very dangerous and should be treated as a dental emergency. Dental infections can cost you not only the infected tooth but other teeth as well. We can provide a root canal and same-day crown if needed, all in one visit.
What Should I Do in a Dental Emergency?
Call our office now at 575-680-3848! We will give you first aid advice so that you can better handle the emergency dental situation. We will get you in as soon as we can for the dental care you need.
You can also call our Las Cruces, NM dental office if you want to schedule a regular appointment. We have an online form you can use to schedule your appointment also.