Emergency Dentistry Provider

Northwoods Dental Group

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Columbus, OH

If you’re having a dental emergency, do you know what to do? Head over to Northwoods Dental Group led by Nathan Klabunde, DDS, in Columbus, Ohio, for emergency dentistry services. The practice offers same-day emergency dental care for anyone experiencing oral pain or discomfort. Your comfort and well-being is Northwoods Dental Group’s first priority. To receive quality emergency dentistry care today, call the practice or reach out via the online booking tool.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

At Northwoods Dental Group, emergency dentistry is same-day dental care that addresses any dental issues that require prompt or immediate attention.

Examples of dental emergencies the practice can treat include:

  • Knocked-out tooth or teeth
  • Cracked tooth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Tooth broken at the gum line
  • Foreign objects wedged between teeth or in gum tissue
  • Abscess
  • Oral infection
  • Bleeding from the mouth

In addition, Northwoods Dental Group categorizes any dental discomfort that involves pain and swelling as a dental emergency.

Can emergency dentistry save a knocked-out tooth?

One of the most common types of dental emergencies is the knocked-out tooth. If you act quickly, emergency dentistry treatment can save your knocked-out tooth. 

First, pick it up gently by its chewing surface. Don’t touch the roots, or you may disrupt the surface cells and make reimplantation impossible. After picking up the tooth, carefully rinse it with water to remove dirt or debris.

Next, store the tooth until you can get to Northwoods Dental Group. The best way to do this is by setting your tooth back in its socket and holding it in place with your finger or by biting down on a piece of cloth or gauze.

If your tooth refuses to go back into its socket, that’s okay. You can instead hold the tooth between your cheek and gums, or you can store it in a small, sterile container filled with milk. If you don’t have milk, you can substitute water. 

You must get to the practice within 60 minutes. If you get there more than an hour later, the chances of successful re-implantation decrease significantly.

How can I protect myself against a dental emergency?

There’s no way to prevent a dental emergency entirely. However, you can take steps to protect your oral health. 

For instance, if you play contact sports, always wear the recommended mouthguards and face masks. These are designed to protect your mouth and teeth from injury.

In addition, don’t chew on hard objects like ice or popcorn kernels. Finally, avoid potential infections by brushing and flossing twice a day.

Nobody plans for a dental emergency, but if you experience one, don’t panic. Instead, head over to Northwoods Dental Group for emergency dentistry. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, reach out to the practice by phone or via the online booking tool right now.