Immediate Quality Care
Emergency Dental Care
in Colorado Springs
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency near West Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, or Centennial, Dr. Boals can get you out of pain and back to smiling again. From persistent toothaches to knocked-out teeth, the emergency dental team at Kissing Camels Family Dentistry offers a wide range of treatments to restore your smile when you run into unexpected dental issues. Call us immediately at (719) 301-6604 if you’re experiencing an emergency! We offer same-day appointments and will take care of your urgent needs as soon as possible.
How We Can Help
Emergency Dental Services We Treat
- Toothache pain
- Broken or knocked out teeth
- Tooth extractions
- Mouth or tooth infections
- Abscessed teeth
- & More
know the signs
What is Considered a
While most people know when they should go to the emergency room for a health issue, many patients find it more difficult to determine when they should see a dentist for an oral emergency. Essentially, any situation that causes pain and you cannot treat on your own is considered a dental emergency. This includes:
If you have a loose adult tooth, it’s important to get help from Kissing Camels Family Dentistry right away.
If your tooth is loose due to an injury, such as a slip and fall or a hard hit in a contact sport, it may need to be splinted and stabilized to save it and ensure it can re-attach properly to your jaw and gum tissue. Teeth may also become loose due to untreated periodontal (gum) disease. If this is the case, you will need to have your teeth and gums cleaned, and you may need oral surgery to restore the health of your gums and ensure the root of your tooth can re-attach to the underlying tissue.
Knocked-Out (Avulsed) Tooth
Knocked-out teeth must be reimplanted in 1-2 hours. If you wait too long, your mouth will reject the tooth when we try to replace it, and we won’t be able to save it. Because of this, the very first thing you should do after you lose a tooth is call Kissing Camels Family Dentistry and let us know you’re coming in for an appointment.
Next, recover the tooth. Hold it by the crown (upper part of the tooth) and rinse away any debris with warm water. Put it back into the socket where it used to be, or in a small baggie of cold milk. You can bite down on gauze or cotton balls to help with bleeding. Above all else, come see us as soon as possible fro the best chance of saving your tooth.
Even a minor chip in your tooth can be a dental emergency. A chipped or damaged tooth may weaken the enamel and cause the pulp inside your tooth to become infected. If your tooth is damaged by an accident like a slip and fall or biting a non-food object, you should come in right away.
If your mouth is bleeding and your tooth hurts, you can use gauze, cotton balls, and paper towels to help with bleeding. Applying an ice pack externally can help with discomfort until you come to our office, and you can also take medicine like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (ibuprofen).
If you have a persistent toothache that lasts for more than a day or two, you need to come in for an appointment right away. Your tooth may be infected, indicating that you need a root canal. An infected tooth will eventually die and may fall out of your mouth or even require extraction and replacement with a dental bridge, partial denture, or dental implant.
If your toothache is causing you serious pain and discomfort and is accompanied by signs like discoloration of the tooth or the nearby gum tissue, sensitivity to heat and pressure, or fever, you need to contact us right away for an emergency appointment.
Damaged or Pulled-Out Filling/Crown
Fillings and crowns can be pulled out when eating chewy, gummy foods or simply because the restoration is very old and beginning to fail. Recover your filling or crown, put it in a plastic bag, and schedule an emergency appointment immediately.
You need to get treatment quickly because the enamel below your crown or filling is very vulnerable to damage. If you don’t get your dental work replaced right away, it could lead to further decay and infection. By coming to Kissing Camels Family Dentistry, you can avoid more invasive repairs, saving you both time and money.
If you still aren’t sure whether you are experiencing a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call us or stop by our Colorado Springs office. You can reach us at (719) 301-6604 or visit us at 3470 Centennial Blvd, Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.
What to Do
Dental Emergency Tips
As in all emergencies, the best thing you can do is to remain calm. It is also imperative to see a dentist right away in order to save damaged teeth and avoid more issues. Here are a few more things to remember:
- If your tooth has been knocked out, place it back in the socket until your appointment in order to save the pulp.
- If you aren't able to put it back in the socket, you can also keep the tooth in a cup of cold milk.
- To minimize pain until your appointment, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth.
Call us to schedule a same-day appointment at (719) 301-6604. We prioritize emergency cases and always keep a slot open in our schedule to accommodate patients with urgent needs!
What It Could Mean
If you are experiencing a severe toothache, come in to see Dr. Boals immediately. Toothaches can be caused by a number of things. These things include debris lodged under the gum line, an infection, a broken or cracked tooth, a loose crown, and much more. We will not be able to determine the cause of your pain without a thorough examination.
You can try to lessen your pain by applying ice on the area. However, this will only temporarily remove your pain. Contact our office to ASAP to find out how we can help.
Get Out of Pain
Receive the Best
Emergency Dental Care In Colorado Springs
If you have a damaged tooth or you’re experiencing pain, you don’t need to wait to see an expert! Dr. Boals prioritizes urgent cases, and he has extensive experience treating dental emergencies.
Call us now at (719) 301-6604 or come into our Colorado Springs office located at 3470 Centennial Blvd, Suite 200. We know just what to do to help patients get out of pain, and we offer compassionate care to anyone who walks through our doors.