Emergency Dental Care in Mobile
Emergencies Seen First
If you have a dental emergency during our normal business hours, we will see you as soon as possible that day. At Maitre and Crabtree Dental Group our dentists will do whatever they can to make sure you are helped at the earliest opportunity. And with three dentists available, you are sure to be helped soon.
Not only do we attend to emergency patients right away, but we’re also open when other practices are closed. For example, we are open all day Friday until 5pm – the only general dental practice in Mobile that is!
Tips when you have a dental emergency
Do you have a dental emergency?
Here are some of the things you should consider during a dental emergency. They include some simple steps you can take to minimize pain before visiting our office for your emergency care. During your visit, we’ll quickly diagnose the problem, relieve any discomfort, and provide treatment after walking you through your options.
Bitten Lip or Tongue – Clean the area. Apply an ice pack to reduce swelling. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, get help right away.
Broken Jaw – Apply a cold compress to limit swelling and then get help immediately.
Broken Tooth – Save any pieces of the broken tooth. Rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply a cold compress to the area to decrease swelling and pain.
Dental Abscess – If you have a painful, pimple-like swelling on your gums, rinse with salt water and get help immediately. Dental abscesses can lead to infections that are more serious if not treated promptly.
Knocked Out Tooth – Gently rinse off the knocked out tooth without removing any attached tissue. If possible, hold the tooth in place in the socket. Otherwise, put the tooth in a glass of milk.
Object Stuck in Teeth – Try to dislodge the object gently with dental floss.
Toothache – Rinse your mouth with warm water. Use dental floss to make sure there’s no food or other debris causing the pain.