Whether you break a tooth or have a toothache, call us ASAP for dental emergencies in Colorado Springs. We’ll work you into our schedule as soon as we can. In his 30 years of practicing dentistry, Dr. Craig Sommer has handled countless emergencies, so he’ll know exactly what to do.Dr. Craig Sommer talks about Dental Emergencies Read Transcript
Dental emergencies are a common thing. If you're having a dental emergency, please give our office a call. We'll get you in, even if it's a busy day. We'll find a way to relieve the pain and help you know what your options are so you can make good decisions. But the most important thing is to get you out of pain so you can move ahead with your day comfortably.
In addition to an experienced dentist, you’ll find:
- A caring team who knows how to make you comfortable
- A wide range of restorative care for repairing damaged smiles
- The option of receiving laughing gas to lessen your anxiety
- Comforting amenities like pillows and blankets
Understandably, you may feel anxious if you’re experiencing a dental emergency. If so, you can receive laughing gas, which will relax you quickly when you breathe it in through a mask worn over your nose. Unlike some other methods of relaxation, it also wears off quickly. You’ll feel alert, not groggy, following your treatment.
If you need help with an emergency situation, call us at 719-249-5796. Program our number into your phone to save time in an emergency where the timing of treatment may be critical.
Improve Outcomes by Knowing What to Do in a Dental Emergency
You can help us make your emergency dental care more effective by taking the appropriate steps for these common emergencies until you’re able to see Dr. Sommer:
- Knocked-Out Tooth – Call us right away. The sooner you can see us, the better the chance that Dr. Sommer will be able to reinsert your tooth into its socket. Do not touch the tooth’s roots. Keep the tooth in your mouth, if possible. If not, put it in a container of milk or saliva to transport to our office. Use ice for pain relief.
- Broken Tooth – Collect the pieces of broken tooth so you can bring them with you. Reduce pain and swelling with ice.
- Toothache – We’ll want to see you as soon as possible since dental pain may indicate a serious problem. Rinse your mouth with warm water, use ice to reduce swelling, and take an over-the-counter pain reliever if needed. We suggest acetaminophen or ibuprofen instead of aspirin.