Emergency Dentistry in Huntsville, AL
At Twickenham Family Dentistry, we are here to support our patients during this uncertain time. Of course, we are closed for elective dentistry services to help slow the spread of COVID-19 until further notice, but we remain open to provide treatment for dental emergencies and urgent dental issues in Huntsville, AL.
Dental emergencies will not wait out the COVID-19 pandemic, and we do not want our patients to be in pain. If you have a dental emergency, call our dental office. Leave a message and a member of our compassionate dental team will call you back as soon as possible. The team member will assess your situation and advise you accordingly. If you require emergency treatment, we can see you right here in our Huntsville dental office. We will always do our absolute best to see you and treat your emergency as soon as possible.
Dental emergencies may include:
- Tooth knocked out
- Tooth knocked loose
- Broken or cracked teeth
- Broken restoration
- Face or jaw swelling
- Mouth or soft tissue trauma
- Bleeding that won't stop
If your tooth is knocked loose, make sure to keep it in warm water, milk, or saliva until your emergency dental appointment in Huntsville, AL. For a cracked tooth or broken tooth, it is important to contact an emergency dentist as soon as you can. While you are waiting to see a dentist, make sure to ice the affected area and keep it clean. This will prevent swelling and lower the risk of infection. Once you arrive at our dental office, Dr. Cook will determine the best course of action for your tooth, and whether or not it can be saved.
If ever you’re uncertain whether your situation is a dental emergency, we want to hear from you.
A Safe and Sterile Environment for Your Emergency Treatment
Our commitment to your long-term oral health has not changed, which is why we have elected to continue treating dental emergencies during this pandemic. We do not want an infection today to claim your oral health tomorrow.
Another thing that has not changed is our commitment to patient safety. We continue to sterilize our dental office from nook to nook throughout the day—whether it’s our lobby, reception desk, exam room, or the far corner of a little-used hallway.
We rely on surgical-grade cleaners and sterilization technologies for our multi-use instruments—using them only once before putting them aside for lengthy sterilization. Additionally, we dispose of needles, bibs, cups, safety sleeves, and more after only one use—following guidelines put forward by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Lowering Your Dental Emergency Risk During COVID-19
At Twickenham Family Dentistry, we are anxious to see our patients again once this pandemic has resolved. We love seeing your smiling faces each day in our Huntsville dental office, coming in for dental exams and teeth cleanings.
Until that time, we want to keep your smile safe. Your dentist in Huntsville recommends:
- Brushing and flossing at least twice per day—more if you’re indulging in sweets
- Avoiding sugary and acidic foods and beverages
- Wearing your nightguard if you suffer from bruxism (grinding and clenching your teeth)
- Wearing your mouthguard when wrestling around with the family or tossing a ball around in the backyard
- Not waiting to contact your dentist for an urgent issue
Please feel to reach out to Twickenham Family Dentistry with any questions about at-home dental care during this time.
Proud to Be Your Emergency Dentist in Huntsville
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily lives, but one thing you can count on is our commitment to your oral health. If you have a dental emergency in Huntsville, we want to relieve your pain and protect your oral health—today and every day.
Keep yourself and your family safe during this difficult time, and we can’t wait to see you all again in our dental office.