Dental emergencies can happen at any time and can create a lot of stress, pain, and lost time at work. That is why at Tuttle Family Dental, we do our best to help our patients avoid dental emergencies with regular preventative care like professional cleanings, exams, and x-rays.
When you come to our office for your periodic check-ups and cleanings, we make sure to let you know of any conditions that could cause a problem. We take x-rays, when necessary, to evaluate your teeth for decay, infection, and bone loss. Keeping your regular diagnostic dental appointments combined with diligent home care is the best way to avoid dental emergencies.
What to Do if You Experience a Dental Emergency
***If you have an accident or experience trauma with uncontrolled bleeding, go to the nearest emergency room or dial 911 for assistance.***
For emergencies with pain, call our office immediately. When you call during regular hours, we will do our best to fit you into our schedule as quickly as possible. When you call after hours, you will receive instructions on how to reach us so we can help you quickly. Be sure to share all of the important details about your emergency so that we can prepare for your arrival. If your crown fell off or your emergency involves a denture, partial, or other dental appliance, be sure to bring it with you.
When you get to our office, we will likely take a diagnostic x-ray of the area so we can determine the nature of your emergency. Once he makes a diagnosis, Dr. Brian Tuttle will provide you with information about your treatment options so you can make a decision that works best for you.
Your comfort and wellbeing are always priorities.
Common Dental Emergencies
Colorado Springs dentist Dr.s Tuttle and Colt treat all types of dental emergencies gently and with the goal of restoring your dental health so you can return to business as usual. Even if you are a new patient to our dental office, we welcome you and appreciate the opportunity to take care of you. Some of the most common dental emergencies we treat include:
- Tooth pain
- Painful gums
- Fractured teeth
- Loose or broken crowns
- Lost fillings
- Tooth loss
- Denture sores
It is important to remember that dental pain rarely resolves on its own and tends to worsen over time. Calling us at the start of your symptoms allows us time to evaluate your condition and make arrangements for treatment before your pain progresses. When in doubt, always give us a call.
Dental Emergency? Call Us!
Whether you are a valued current patient or a patient looking for a new dentist, we welcome you to our Colorado Springs dental office, where we can restore your dental health and comfort with high-quality dental care in a caring and compassionate environment.