Emergency Dentistry

Trent Kelly, DDS -  - General Dentist

Choice Dental

Trent Kelly, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Idaho Falls, ID

Emergency dentistry makes it possible to repair chipped or knocked-out teeth right away. It can also address toothaches, oral abscesses, or broken prosthetics. At Choice Dental in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Trent Kelly, DDS, provides emergency dentistry services on-site, ensuring people of all ages receive prompt care when they need it most. To schedule an appointment, walk-in during normal business hours, or call the office and speak with a friendly team member.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides immediate care for oral health problems requiring prompt attention. If you chip, crack, or lose a tooth, it’s important to act quickly. Making it to Choice Dental within an hour of your accident could mean the difference between a quick in-office procedure or the need for a more time-consuming operation.

Whenever possible, Dr. Kelly offers same-day appointments. He also offers late appointments until 9 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Dr. Kelly understands that injuries and toothaches can occur at any time, which is why he and his staff are always ready.

What types of issues can emergency dentistry treat?

Dr. Kelly uses emergency dentistry to treat a variety of common issues, including:

  • Toothaches
  • Oral abscesses
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Cracked teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Broken prosthetics 

You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you have swollen gums or an oral infection.

If I need emergency dentistry services, what should I do?

If you experience a dental emergency, keep a level head, and act as quickly as possible. In the event of a toothache or severe tooth sensitivity, call Dr. Kelly right away.

If you damage a prosthetic like a crown or bridge, carefully pick up the pieces and put them in a plastic bag. If the issue occurs during normal business hours, drive to the office. If it happens at night, call the office and leave a message.

If you knock out a tooth, pick it up and rinse it off in cool tap water. Afterward, try to place the tooth back in its socket. If it won’t stay in place, tuck it inside your cheek, or put it in a glass of milk. Next, call Dr. Kelly. He’ll get you in right away and may even be able to provide you with tips to limit pain on your way.

What can I expect at an emergency dentistry appointment?

At the beginning of your emergency dentistry appointment, Dr. Kelly conducts an oral exam. He then asks about your symptoms and the events leading up to the emergency. If he suspects additional damage that’s not visible to the naked eye, he also orders X-rays to get a closer look at your tooth roots and jaw. 

After gathering the necessary information, Dr. Kelly develops a custom care plan. The goal of treatment is to limit pain, preserve your tooth, and prevent further damage.

Don’t wait to seek emergency dentistry treatment. Schedule an appointment at Choice Dental today. Walk into the office during normal business hours, or call the office and speak with a friendly team member.