Emergency Dentist Memphis
A dental emergency can happen at any time, so whether you have a toothache or dental trauma during regular hours or after hours, we are here for dental emergency treatment in Collierville, Memphis, Rossville, Piperton, Germantown, or the surrounding areas.
Toothache and Swelling
If you find yourself alarmed, thinking, “I have a toothache.” We recommend calling our Collierville dental office right away. Dental pain rarely gets better on its own and typically worsens with time. Pain is your body’s way of getting your attention and alerting you to a potential problem. If swelling is present, it indicates the presence of trauma or infection, which can impact not only your tooth but also your body’s health.
We are here when you need us most. Contact us at (901) 850-0700 during regular business hours or at (901) 489-4225 after hours.
If you have had an auto or sports accident and find yourself with a knocked-out tooth, gently rinse the tooth and place it back into the socket. If you are uncomfortable with that, place the tooth in a small container and cover it with saliva or milk to keep it from drying out.
Contact us right away. In some cases, we can save the tooth with prompt treatment.
If you suspect a head, back, or neck injury, proceed to your nearest emergency room or call 911 first to rule out any more serious injury.
Cracked or Broken Tooth
If you have a broken, fractured, chipped, or cracked tooth without pain, we may be able to see you at the next available appointment in our Collierville dental practice, if that works better for you. To be on the safe side, contact us to discuss the situation. A broken tooth is more susceptible to additional damage, so we don’t want you to let it go too long.
Lost or Broken Filling, Crown, or Bridge
Breaking a restoration can be scary and might leave sharp edges in your mouth. We recommend that you give us a call to book a dental appointment with Dr. Terry Hayes as soon as possible so he can determine if he can repair your restoration or if it’s time for a new one.
The same goes for dentures and partials. Your teeth can shift, and your gum tissue can change when you don’t wear your dentures for too long.
How to Avoid Dental Emergencies
The best way to avoid dental emergencies is to visit your Collierville family dentist Dr. Terry Hayes regularly for dental checkups and cleanings. Routine x-rays help us identify problems before they become an emergency. We may also recommend a sport or athletic mouthguard for games like football and hockey that put teeth at risk.
Let’s work together to keep your smile healthy and comfortable for a lifetime!
If you have a dental emergency, contact our Collierville emergency dentist at (901) 850-0700 during regular business hours or at (901) 596-6307 after hours.