At Butte Family Dental, we know dental emergencies do not wait for appointment times. We will see you right away if you are experiencing any dental pain or dental emergencies. With three dentists on staff, we have the capability of making sure your problems are cared for in the timeliest manner possible.
Call our Butte, MT dentist office now at 406-565-4458 if you are dealing with dental pain or dental emergencies in Butte, MT and need immediate help.
Common Dental Emergencies
Toothaches – Toothaches usually occur due to inflammation of the pulp in the center of the tooth. The swelling and pain can be caused by tooth decay, tooth infection, or injury. Tooth fillings are usually an effective solution for tooth decay, and a root canal can clear the infection from inside your tooth.
Symptoms of a toothache include:
- Pain when pressure is applied
- Extreme sensitivity to hot or cold
- Pain when chewing
- Swelling around the tooth
Infections / Abscesses – A dental abscess is an infection, usually from untreated tooth decay or gum disease that has spread to surrounding tissues. The symptoms of an abscess are:
- Redness of the mouth and face
Discomfort and pain will build up at the site of the infection. Infections are nothing to mess around with and can spread quickly. An abscess can even cause swelling of the throat and threaten to block the airway.
If you have any pain or symptoms of an infection, it is an emergency. Call us immediately.
Injuries – Dental injuries are very common but can be traumatic. Most of the time, a dental injury affects one or more front teeth. If a tooth is knocked out or broken, be sure to bring the tooth (or the pieces) with you to your appointment. Rinse it in warm water, being careful not to touch the root, then place it in a small container of milk or saliva.
If we cannot save your tooth, we have tooth replacement options like dental implants to help you regain your smile.
Get Your Same-Day Emergency Dental Care at Butte Family Dental
Call 406-565-4458 NOW if you are experiencing a dental emergency. Whether your pain is from putting off getting to the dentist or a traumatic injury, we want to take care of you as soon as possible.