Emergency Dentistry

Ouch! You grab at your mouth wondering what that pain just was and how to shake it off, but for some reason, you can’t. Tooth pain affects many Americans each year and at some point, in your life, you will experience some type of discomfort in your mouth. Tooth pain is one of the most common reasons why a patient comes into our Thornton, CO office. In fact, it is one of the reasons why patients even contact the dentist in the first place.

Depending on the amount of pain you are in, you may try to find an emergency dentist to help you out. If you have tried all of the home remedies to help and nothing takes the edge off, you may find yourself looking for pain relief with desperation in your eyes.

Tooth pain is nothing to mess around with and many of the problems that cause tooth pain are a simple fix. In most cases, tooth pain stems from tooth decay, which can usually be corrected with a filling. Other reasons for severe tooth pain can include gum disease, trauma, or severe decay or an infected tooth root.

If you are in serious dental pain, now is the time to call Thornton Town Center Family Dental. Our dentists are here to help you and will work with you to make sure your tooth pain is eliminated.

Tooth Pain: Common Emergencies That Arise

When you first experience pain in your mouth, you may start to think of a variety of reasons as to why your tooth hurts. You may want to take something to alleviate the pain and this is okay. Many people do take over-the-counter medications to take some of the pain away or they place a cold pack on their mouth to help reduce swelling and eliminate pain.

The dentists at Thornton Town Center Family Dental have seen many types of emergencies here in our office. We know that many patients fear that they will be judged because they let a tooth become infected or they have severe tooth decay, and this is not the case. We are here to help you.

Some of the most common dental emergencies that we see here in our Thornton, CO office include:

  • Knocked out teeth
  • Fractured or broken teeth
  • Bites
  • Wisdom teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Abscesses
  • Loose teeth
  • Lacerations in the mouth

No matter the type of tooth pain or emergency you face, you can call our office now to schedule an emergency dental appointment. Often times, our dentists are able to see you the same day.

How You Should Handle a Dental Emergency

If you do have dental pain, you do not want to ignore it. Dental pain is often the first sign that there is a problem and many people tend to panic when they do not have to. Below, you will find an array of information about how to handle the different common dental emergencies that may arise.

Wisdom Teeth – Your wisdom teeth may hurt from time to time and this is often because they are impacted and do not have room to grow in. You want to make sure that you call us to have your wisdom teeth checked immediately. They may need to be extracted and our dentists can handle that for you.

Abscesses – Abscesses can form in your mouth and you may want to just pop it and be done with it. However, you do not want to do this as it can lead to infection. You will need to schedule an appointment with us and then come in to our office to have the abscessed properly drained and treated.

Tooth Decay – Tooth decay is common, and many people have it. When a cavity first forms in your mouth, you will likely not experience any symptoms; however, as it continues to grow, you will start to feel pain in your mouth. The longer the cavity is allowed to continue on, the more aggravated it becomes and can lead to serious pain. If you think you may have tooth decay, talk to one of our Thornton, CO dentists today.

Loose Tooth – Your teeth can become loose for a number of reasons including tooth decay, trauma, and gum disease. If you find that one of your teeth is loose, do not move it around and do not wiggle it as it may fall out. Call our office immediately so we can take a look at the tooth and provide you with treatment options.

Fractured or Broken Teeth – Fractures and breaks can occur and when they do, it is imperative that you do not try to move the tooth, wiggle it, or place pressure on it as it may complete the fracture or make the break worse. You should call our office immediately to be seen the same day.

Knocked Out Tooth – If your tooth has been knocked out, it is important that you recover the tooth and you do not touch the root of it. You will need to put the tooth back into the socket or you will need to put it into a cup of milk. You should call our office immediately and come in.

Cuts or Lacerations in Your Mouth – If you have a cut or laceration inside of your mouth, you want to take a moment to clean it and then call our office. You will need to place gauze on it and apply pressure, especially if it is still bleeding. If the cut is deep or you are concerned about it, you should head to your local ER immediately.

If you do have a dental emergency, it is important that you do not stall and that you seek help for it right away. Thornton Town Center Family Dental is here for you when you need us, and our dentists are able to see you the same day in most cases. We want to treat your pain and alleviate you of it. If you would like to come into our Thornton, CO office, call today to schedule your appointment.


We Appreciate All of Our Thornton Patients!

Thornton Town Center Family Dental would not be as successful without the support from all of our patients. We are proud to be able to serve the local area and thank you for all of the referrals you have sent our way! Below, you will find some of our recent reviews from Thornton patients!

Zoey Wright

I had a million questions that I wanted to ask and they did an awesome job and answering every single one. And the staff do an awesome job at making me feel comfortable while they work on my teeth!

1 month ago

Michael L.

ALL the Doctors and staff are extremely nice and very professional. The office is very clean and modern. They have all the latest technology and every one seems very skilled at what they do. I recommend this place for anyone who needs good and honest Dentist!

3 months ago

Joshua M.

The doctors here are professional and super friendly. They have a willingness to help and cater to thier patients needs. Visits are very quick, so scheduling is hassle-free aswell. Would we not be moving out of state, my wife and I would love to make Thornton our forever dentist

6 months ago
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