A traumatic, sudden injury to your teeth or gums can have serious repercussions on your appearance, your comfort, and your dental health.
Emergency dental care can restore your smile, reduce your pain and anxiety, and help you avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency room.
The emergency dentists at Iroquois Dentistry in Nashville, TN, can help you resolve a dental emergency, often on the same day...
The Importance of Prompt Attention
Whether it happens to you or a loved one, a knocked-out or broken tooth, severe damage to your gums or cheeks, or severe dental pain all qualify as dental emergencies that should be treated right away. If you are suffering from any of these concerns, contact an emergency dentist at Iroquois Dentistry as soon as possible by calling (615) 298-2040.
Our experienced dentists can use the most advanced tools like laser dentistry and state-of-the-art 3D digital CEREC® scanners and software to turn a damaged smile into a healthy smile–often in one office visit.
Dental concerns can also leave you more vulnerable to infection and further damage if left untreated, resulting in higher treatment costs, more trips to the dentist, and longer recovery times.
We Prioritize Your Comfort
Dental emergencies are often incredibly painful. We offer sedation to relieve pain and keep you comfortable throughout your visit.
Emergency Dentists When You Need Them Most
If you are not sure whether or not you are experiencing an emergency and need emergency dental care, our team of skilled, compassionate dental professionals can help. Simply contact our Nashville, TN, dentist office, and one of our friendly staff will listen to the details of your situation. We can advise you as to whether you need immediate treatment or not. Our dentists will do everything they can to help you stay calm comfortable, and to see you as soon as possible, even if it's after hours or on a weekend.
At Iroquois Dentistry, our dentists, K.B. Parkes, Gary Waltemath, Tyler Smith, and Karen S. Keenan, bring together patient-centered dental care and high-end technology to treat a wide range of dental emergencies. In many cases, we can schedule, diagnose, and treat patients on the same day.
We've also made it easy to get in touch with an emergency dentist at Iroquois Dentistry. You can either contact us online or give us a call day or night. One of our expert dentists is always on call. Our practice has been helping the Nashville community enjoy superior oral health since 1946, especially in an emergency.
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Don't worry about money during a stressful time.
We accept many insurance plans and offer affordable financing through CareCredit® to make out-of-pocket costs easier on your budget, because you can not put a price on getting through an emergency.
What to Do When Dental Emergencies Occur
The general rule is that if you have ongoing pain in your mouth, including a serious toothache, you should seek emergency dental care from one of our highly trained dentists as soon as possible. These simple tips can help to keep you calm, clear-headed, and as comfortable as possible until you can visit us in person:
If one or more of your teeth are knocked out due to an injury, you need to act quickly to give our dentists the best chance of re-implanting it. Avoid touching the tooth's roots and keep it moist by placing it in a baggie or container and covering it in milk or saliva. You can also try to put it back in place until you arrive at our state-of-the-art Nashville, TN, dental office.
Although minor chips or cracks can be easily concealed by our dentists with dental bonding or porcelain veneers at your next appointment, serious breaks need immediate attention from an emergency dentist. If the damage is severe enough, the tooth may require a partial denture to restore it. To minimize pain on your way to our Nashville practice, rinse with warm water, apply an ice pack or take pain medication, and use gauze or a wet tea bag to stop and absorb bleeding.
You need to see an emergency dentist if you crack a tooth. This injury is difficult to assess on your own since the tooth may look intact but hurt under pressure or feel extremely sensitive when you drink something hot or cold. Consistent tooth pain may also mean nerve damage has occurred or a nerve ending is exposed. Timely dental care can restore the tooth and protect your overall oral health.
Soft Tissue Injury
Due to the many blood vessels in your mouth, injuries to your tongue, lips, or cheeks usually heal very quickly. If you have experienced trauma to the inside of the mouth, rinse with salt water or hydrogen peroxide to clear out the blood so you can determine the severity of the injury. Apply pressure with a clean cloth, cold compress, or ice to reduce bleeding, swelling, and pain. Seek care from our emergency dentists if bleeding is severe, the cut is very deep, or there is a puncture through your lips. You may need antibiotics to prevent an infection.
Was One of Your Teeth Knocked Out? We Can Restore Your Health & Confidence
Schedule an Emergency or Non-Urgent Appointment Choose from Three Simple Options
Call Our Practice
The quickest way to reach us is by phone. We can learn about your situation and advise you of your next steps.
Email Our Office
Messaging us is a good way to get answers to your questions, such as whether you require prompt care.
Request a Consultation
If you have a date and time in mind you'd like to visit us, you can simply fill out our online consultation form.
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Broken Teeth Are Another Common Injury
When Should I Go to the Hospital?
Extremely serious dental emergencies should be treated in a hospital emergency room. We may need to see you at our Nashville office in the following days in order to provide follow-up treatment or to examine how you are healing but if you have suffered an extremely traumatic injury to your mouth, please call 911 or have someone drive you to the nearest hospital. These emergency scenarios include:
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