When you call Dr. Anderson with an emergency, the voice you’ll hear answering the phone will be Dr. Anderson or a member of our team. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year—Dr. Anderson places his patients’ care first and foremost on his agenda. Even if you’re not certain that you have a dental emergency, you can call Dr. Anderson to help you determine whether or not you need immediate attention.
With some dental emergencies, the difference between saving a tooth and losing a tooth can be as little as 30 minutes. That’s right. If Dr. Anderson can see you within 30 minutes of when your emergency occurred, there’s a better chance your tooth—and your smile—can be saved. That’s another reason why Dr. Anderson is available 24/7.
A knocked out tooth is one of the more serious dental emergencies that requires Dr. Anderson’s attention within 30 minutes. If you experience one, call him as soon as you can, then take the following steps to preserve the tooth:
Other unquestionable dental emergencies include a loose or partially dislodged tooth, a severely cracked or fractured tooth, and any type of serious tissue injury affecting the lips, mouth, teeth, or gums. Basically, any dental problem that requires saving a tooth, stopping continuous bleeding, or relieving severe pain is a dental emergency.
Emergency dental care is not just restricted to natural teeth. If you or a family member has dentures, those are also susceptible to emergency concerns, too. When a denture breaks or wears down to the point of misalignment, the consequence can often be quite embarrassing. A broken denture can seriously compromise a person’s ability to chew and speak. That’s why Dr. Anderson believes a problem with dentures is as critical an emergency as one involving natural teeth. And, as with any other dental emergency, Dr. Anderson is available 24/7 for denture emergencies.
Of course, our first hope is that you never need to call Dr. Anderson with any kind of emergency. Therefore, we encourage patients to schedule regular checkups so Dr. Anderson and his team can make sure your mouth and teeth are healthy. Also, if you play sports—contact or non-contact—wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth from being chipped, cracked, or knocked out unexpectedly.
However, if you do have a dental emergency, call Dr. Anderson immediately. In Lovell, WY, he is the dentist who is ready, willing, and able to handle your emergency on any day and at any time.