Emergency Dentist in Las Cruces, NM
An unplanned visit to the dentist can be stressful, especially if you’re in pain. At Las Cruces Dental Solutions, we have same-day appointments for emergencies so you can get your treatment done as soon as you have a dental problem or injury. Our urgent care dentist is available to help you immediately with toothaches, injuries, or anything else that pops up when you least expect it.
Need Urgent Dental Care in Las Cruces?
We are open late and see all emergencies promptly. If you need a new pair of dentures, or if you’re having dental pain, we will take care of you right away. With next-day dentures, you don’t have to wait weeks upon weeks for your new set of dentures! Our office works closely with a lab right here in Las Cruces, so you can get your dentures the very next day.
Our Sedation Options & Dental Savers Plan
You’ve got a dental emergency and now you’re nervous about how painful visiting the dentist is going to be or how much it’s going to cost. Don’t worry, the most important thing to do is call our office and relax. We have sedation options to relieve your pain and keep you comfortable, and our Dental Savers Plan makes sure your wallet won’t hurt either!
What You Can Do in a Dental Emergency
Most importantly, stay calm and act fast. If you have a knocked out tooth, come see our emergency dentist right away.
We help patients with all different kinds of dental emergencies, including chipped teeth, knocked out teeth, loose or broken braces brackets, severe toothache, or injury to the gums. Whatever your emergency, we’re prepared to help you.
Don’t wait to call us if you’re having a dental emergency!
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Emergency Dental FAQs
What should I do if I’ve knocked out a tooth?
If you’ve knocked out a tooth, don’t pick it up by the root. Grab it by the crown (the part that is visible above the gumline) and try to reinsert it into the socket. If that’s not possible, keep it moist by placing it between your cheek and gums or putting it in a glass of milk. Don’t forget to bring it to us so we can try to save it.
What are some common dental emergencies?
Dental emergencies are very common, and that’s why we do our best to get you in to be seen by our emergency dentist as soon as possible. Some of the most common emergencies we see and treat include severe toothaches, chipped or cracked teeth, lost fillings and crowns, injury to the gums or mouth, braces issues, and knocked-out teeth.
How can I manage my pain until I can get in for an appointment?
Pain management is often the number one concern until we can see you. We recommend taking a pain medication like aspirin or acetaminophen, but do not put aspirin directly on the tooth or gums as it can cause burns. Call us and speak with a team member about your dental emergency and how you can manage the pain until your appointment.
When would an emergency root canal become necessary?
It can be tempting to reschedule or cancel a root canal procedure, but if a root canal is avoided for too long, it can eventually require emergency dental care or a dental extraction. If the tooth in question starts to hurt unbearably or you notice swelling around the tooth, those are signs that an emergency root canal might be required. The best thing to do to avoid an emergency root canal is to keep your regularly scheduled dental appointments.
What is considered uncontrollable bleeding?
If your gums are bleeding due to injury, gently press a piece of gauze or clean cloth over the affected area or carefully bite down and hold the gauze between your teeth. Resist the urge to check if the bleeding has stopped for at least 15 minutes, as removing the gauze too soon can cause the bleeding to start again. If your gums are still bleeding after 15 minutes, please give our office a call so we can advise.
What can I do for my mild toothache?
If you have a toothache that doesn’t require immediate care, there are a few things you can do at home to relieve some of the pain and discomfort. Holding a cold compress over the area can help, as can rinsing your mouth out with a warm saltwater solution. There are many other home remedies that you can try as well, including applying small amounts of clove oil, vanilla extract, or crushed garlic around the tooth.
Learn more about emergency services by checking out our blog posts:
- Prevention & Preparation for Dental Emergencies
- My Tooth Fell Out
- 4 Ways to Prepare for a Dental Emergency