Emergency Dentistry in Huntsville, AL
Dental emergencies don’t wait for convenient timing or plan themselves around your schedule. At Twickenham Family Dentistry, we understand this, and we never want you to be in pain. If you have a dental emergency, we always advise you to call our dental office at (256) 539-4079.
If it’s after business hours, leave us a message, and a member of our compassionate dental team will call you back as soon as possible. This 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 encourage you to avoid the emergency room for dental problems whenever you can, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Usually, the best person to treat your injury is a dentist, and we’ll be able to treat you faster and more efficiently than a crowded hospital.
We will always do our absolute best to see you and treat your emergency as soon as possible, which is often that same day.
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’s important to contact your emergency dentist as soon as you can. While you are waiting to see your 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 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 never waivers. We do not want an infection today to claim your oral health tomorrow.
As part of our ongoing commitment to patient safety, we always 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).
Minimizing Your Risk of Dental Emergencies
You’ll never predict 100% of potential dental emergencies, but you can do a lot to prevent injuries and infections from impacting your smile.
Your dentist in Huntsville recommends:
- Brushing and flossing at least twice per day—more if you’re indulging in sweets
- Attending your dental checkup and cleaning every six months and scheduling dental appointments more often if you’re prone to tooth decay or oral health problems
- Avoiding sugary and acidic foods and beverages, such as sodas and juices
- Wearing your night guard 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
- Using proper tools when needed rather than using your teeth as tools—this means avoiding behaviors like opening bags of chips with your teeth or biting your nails
- 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 or to learn more about preventing dental emergencies.
Proud to Be Your Emergency Dentist in Huntsville, AL
One thing you can always 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.
Dental emergencies can happen at any time and any place, so don’t wait to call us at (256) 539-4079 if you’ve injured a tooth in any way.