Emergency Dental Care
Dental emergencies quickly and at without the forsight to schedule an appointment. Dr. Beecroft and the staff at First Class Dental Care do their very best to take care of your needs so that you don’t have to live with oral pain.
Stop Oral Pain Right Away
If you have a toothache or a major dental emergency, call 605-271-9330 right away. We will do our best to get you treated immediately.
Do I Need Emergency Dentistry? Call us if..
Toothache – Did you brush, rinse and floss and it still hurts.
Tooth Knocked Out
Gum/Tongue/Cheek Injuries – If bleeding will not stop.
Broken/Loose Braces – Call your orthodontist immediately.
Chipped/Broken Teeth – If the chip is significant or your tooth is cracked or your tooth is in pieces.
Reasons For An Emergency Dental Visit
The American Dental Association reported that the number one cause of adult tooth damage every year is playing sports. This spans all types of athletics and creates the need for emergency appointments throughout Sioux Falls SD. Most adults don’t have the time to play for an organized league, even a casual one. This means that even a backyard game of basketball can lead to a tooth being damaged or knocked out. There are ways to protect yourself like wearing a mouth guard but when an emergency strikes call 605-271-9330.
Car accidents are another leading cause of tooth injury. While the enamel on your teeth is strong, it may not be strong enough to prevent your tooth from breaking when colliding with the steering wheel. With millions of accidents a year, teeth are a common victim. 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. Afterwards, patients in the Sioux Falls SD area should call for a dentist appointment. The emergency room does not treat tooth damage, so you will need to see both types of medical providers.
Severe and Sudden Toothaches
Severe and sudden toothaches are another reason people in South Dakota end up needing an emergency dentist. Dr. Beecroft is an expert at examining teeth and determining what is causing the pain. It may be a little cavity that grew into a big one and now requires a root canal. Another possibility is gum disease which can cause the gums to recede, leaving the tooth and roots exposed. Both can lead to intense pain and require emergency treatment. 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.
When a tooth has fallen out..
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, it can typically be corrected using cosmetic dentistry. There are multiple ways that we restore teeth in South Dakota. Some of which include dental veneers and a dental crown. Both are excellent options and can restore your tooth to full functionality while keeping it natural looking. As an emergency dental facility, we can provide you with information 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..
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 emergencies are related to the restorations. Click here to read more.
- 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 pain-free. If you come into our First Class Dental Care offices in pain, we will identify what is creating the issue and the treatment options available for dealing with it. Often, we will also prescribe medication to help with the pain. This can prevent you from feeling discomfort while your tooth is being treated and at home. You may also want to apply a cold compress or ice pack to the area in order to reduce or prevent swelling.
How can an emergency dentist help me?
At First Class Dental Care we strive to keep our patients comfortable and free from injury or pain. As such, we are cognizant of the fact that most dental emergencies are unplanned and may not happen during normal business hours. 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 the issue quickly. Our friendly staff will do our best to accommodate your schedule and ensure that you can get back to a life that is free from oral pain. While many dentists, require you to schedule appointments far in advance – our staff will work with you in each situation to get you treated right away. You can also help to avoid dental emergencies by having your teeth cleaned twice a year and maintaining 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. (Do not scrub or clean it with soap — use only water!) If possible, replace the tooth in the socket immediately and hold it there with clean gauze or a wash cloth. If you can’t put the tooth back in the socket, place the tooth in a clean container with cold milk, saliva or water. The faster you act, the better your chances of saving the tooth.