Emergency Dentistry

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Emergency Dentistry services offered in Nashville, TN

Emergency dentistry addresses serious issues involving the teeth and gums, including severe and rapidly spreading infections and knocked-out teeth. At Stein Dental Care in Nashville, Tennessee,  Dr. Alan Stein treats dental emergencies of all kinds and can help you prevent them in the future. To book an appointment, call the office or schedule online today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Much like emergency medicine, emergency dentistry is care that is available immediately after a severe tooth injury or infection happens. When a dental emergency occurs, waiting for an appointment several days or weeks later could cost you one or more teeth or lead to excruciating pain. 

At Stein Dental Care, Dr. Stein offers emergency dentistry that you can access as soon as possible. Dental emergencies are rarely foreseeable or avoidable, and they can happen without notice. 

When you arrive with an emergency, Dr. Stein thoroughly examines the situation and decides on the best treatment. He can often make repairs or perform treatments the very same day to ease your mind and reduce any pain or complications.

When should I come in for emergency dentistry?

Several circumstances warrant an emergency dentistry visit with Dr. Stein. Some dental emergencies are obviously urgent, while others might seem like you can wait. Call ahead for an emergency appointment if you experience:

  • A knocked-out tooth
  • A deeply fractured tooth
  • A loose adult tooth
  • Severe tooth pain from infections
  • Tissue injuries
  • Major bleeding from the mouth
  • Problems with temporary restorations

If a tooth, restoration, or tooth fragment dislodges, find it (if you can) and keep it safe until you make it to the office. Dr. Stein recommends keeping the tooth or fragment moist either in your mouth or in a container of milk to preserve it for possible reattachment. 

How can I avoid a dental emergency?

One of the simplest steps you can take to avoid a dental emergency is to diligently follow an oral health care and hygiene routine. Daily brushing and flossing help you avoid serious infections leading to tooth pain or tooth loss, and scheduling routine cleanings and exams with Dr. Stein helps spot early signs of complications. 

If you play contact sports, invest in a mouthguard to protect your teeth. Not all mouth trauma is avoidable, but you can significantly reduce your chances of a serious mouth injury by wearing a mouthguard during sports and physical activity. 

When a dental emergency happens unexpectedly, call Stein Dental Care for emergency dentistry or book the next available appointment online.