Emergency dental care is needed since dental emergencies happen quickly and without the foresight. To schedule an appointment, Dr. Beecroft and the staff at First Class Dental Care do their very best to take care of your oral needs so that you don’t have to live with mouth pain and health conditions.
Stop Oral Pain Right Away
If you have a toothache or a major dental emergency, call our office right away for handling all oral treatments. We will do our best to get you treatments immediately.
If this is an after hour emergency, please text or call our after-hours cell phone.
OFFICE: (605) 271-9330
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Reasons For An Emergency Dental Visit
The American Dental Association reported that the number one cause of adult tooth injuries every year is playing sports. This spans all types of athletics and creates the need for emergency dental appointments throughout Sioux Falls SD. Most adults don’t have the time to play for an organized sports league. This means that even a backyard game of basketball can lead to tooth injuries or being knocked out. There are ways to protect yourself like wearing a mouth guard but when a dental emergency strikes call 605-271-9330.
Car accidents are another leading cause of tooth injuries. While the enamel on your teeth is strong, it may not be strong enough to prevent your tooth from handling a collision with the steering wheel. With millions of accidents a year, injuries to the teeth are conditions. We recommend that patients of First Class Dental Care get examined at a local emergency room after being in a car accident, just to make sure that they haven’t sustained any physical injuries, safety is a priority. Afterward, patients in the Sioux Falls, SD area should call for a dental appointment. The emergency room does not have treatments for tooth damage, so you will need to see both types of medical health providers for both conditions. With any emergency dental appointment please call 605-271-9330.
Severe and Sudden Toothaches
Severe and sudden toothaches are another reason people in South Dakota end up needing emergency dental care. Dr. Beecroft is an expert at examining teeth injuries and determining what is causing the pain and recommending treatments. Oral health conditions like a little cavity that grew into a big one requiring a root canal to possible gum disease, causing the gums to recede, leaving the tooth and roots exposed. Both can lead to intense oral pain and require emergency dental care. We don’t want patients of First Class Dental Care to experience oral pain and will do our best to treat you right away so that you can remain comfortable. With any emergency dental appointment please call 605-271-9330.
If a tooth infection is left untreated, it can lead to a dental abscess, this is extremely painful. An abscess is a major tooth infection that can settle into your jawbone and the floor of your mouth. If it does, the need for oral surgery may be necessary in order to remove it. We can let you know if we see an abscess during your dental exam with Dr. Beecroft. With any emergency dental appointment please call 605-271-9330.
When a tooth has fallen out
If your tooth has been knocked out, at home or a sports event, try to find it. Once located, you need to rinse the tooth under warm water without scrubbing it, handling it with care. Next, place it in a cup of milk and bring it with you to your dental appointment. We will try to save the tooth, if possible. If not, Dr. Beecroft will discuss treatments for replacing the tooth. This may include dentures, a dental bridge or dental implants. With any emergency dental appointment please call 605-271-9330.
When a tooth is broken
It is common for people to damage a tooth while playing sports or getting into a car accident. It is likely that the tooth will become cracked or chipped. As long as the tooth structure remains in place in the mouth, it can typically be corrected using cosmetic dentistry. We have multiple ways of handling oral treatments in South Dakota. Some of which include dental veneers and dental crowns. Both are excellent treatments and can restore your tooth to full functionality while keeping it natural looking. As an emergency dental care facility, we can provide you with the information you need on what your options are and the best way to restore your tooth while achieving the goals that you have for your smile. To schedule an appointment, call 605-271-9330.
When a tooth is infected..
As an emergency dental care office, we will assess the situation and will need to inform you of what is infected and the best way to treat it quickly. Our job is to keep you comfortable, healthy and pain free. Patients throughout Sioux Falls, SD trust us to remove infections and keep their teeth and gums in excellent oral health. Whether fixing a general cavity or treating a dental abscess, we make it possible for a tooth to be free from infection and pain. Dr. Beecroft is an expert at resolving the oral issue in a way that keeps patients comfortable during any necessary treatments. With any emergency dental appointment please call 605-271-9330.
Did You Know?
- 99% of dental related emergency room trips could have been handled by an emergency dental office for a fraction of the cost. – AHRQ, November 2012
- 72% of Americans have some type of restorative dental work. 23% of all dental emergency treatments are related to the restorations.
- There is a much higher rate of emergency dental visits in families with annual incomes less than $35k. Don’t let the cost of care get in the way of your oral health, call us for financing options. Click here to read more.
Emergency Dentist FAQs
How can I relieve dental pain while waiting for an emergency dental appointment?
We help people throughout the area to stay comfortable and live a life that is oral pain free. If you come into our First Class Dental Care offices in pain, we will identify what is creating the issue and the treatments available for dealing with it. Often, we will also prescribe medication to help with oral pain. This can prevent you from feeling oral discomfort during your treatments and while at home. You may also want to apply a cold compress or ice pack while at home in order to reduce or prevent swelling. With any oral injuries or treatments, safety is important, handling these conditions may not for everyone, please call 605-271-9330 for assistance.
How can an emergency dentist help me?
At First Class Dental Care we strive to keep our patients comfortable and free from dental injuries or oral pain. We are cognizant of the fact that most dental emergency conditions are unplanned and may not happen during normal business hours and while at home. If your tooth has been damaged or you are in pain, call 605-271-9330 right away so that we can schedule your appointment and treat your dental issue quickly and with care. Our friendly staff will do our best handling your schedule and ensure that you can get back to a life that is free from oral pain and injuries. While many dentists, require you to schedule appointments far in advance – our staff will work with you in each situation to get your oral injuries treated right away. You can also help to avoid emergency dental care by having oral treatments twice a year and maintaining a healthy diet year-round.
What should I do if my child’s permanent tooth is knocked out?
Find the tooth and rinse it gently in cool water if at home. (Do not scrub or clean it with soap — use only water – for safety reasons!) If possible, replace the tooth in the socket immediately and hold it in your mouth with a clean gauze or a washcloth. If you can’t put the tooth back in the socket, you need to place the tooth in a clean container with cold milk, saliva or water. The faster you act handling these treatments with care, the better your chances of saving the tooth while at home. With any oral injuries or treatments, safety is important, handling these conditions may not for everyone, please call 605-271-9330 for assistance.
What should I do if my child’s baby tooth is knocked out?
Get emergency dental care as soon as possible. The baby tooth should not be replanted because of the potential for subsequent injuries to the incoming tooth and develop future oral treatments. With any oral injuries or treatments, safety is important, handling these conditions may not for everyone, please call 605-271-9330 for assistance.
What if a tooth is chipped or fractured?
Contact your Dentist immediately. Quick action can save the tooth if you get it to safety. Prevent oral infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatments is a guide for good health. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce oral swelling if the lip also was injured. If you can find the broken tooth fragment, place it in cold milk or water and you need to bring it with you to the dental office. With any oral injuries or treatments, safety is important, handling these conditions may not for everyone, please call 605-271-9330 for assistance.
What about a severe blow to the head or jaw fracture?
You need immediate emergency medical attention. Keep in mind that an emergency medical team might be able to reach you faster than you can get to the hospital. A severe head injury can be life-threatening, safety is first priority. With any oral injuries or treatments, safety is important, handling these conditions may not for everyone, please call 605-271-9330 for assistance.
What if my child has a toothache?
Call our dental office immediately. Over-the-counter children’s oral pain medication, dosed according to your child’s weight and age, might ease the symptoms. You may apply a cold compress or ice wrapped in a cloth to the face in the area of the oral pain, but do not put heat or aspirin on the sore area in the mouth. With any oral injuries or treatments, safety is important, handling these conditions may not for everyone, please call 605-271-9330 for assistance.