Emergency Dentist
in Knoxville

Oh no! Did you break or knock out a tooth or dental restoration? If so, it’s essential to remain calm and contact your Knoxville, TN, emergency dentist. At Pristine Smiles, Dr. Z understands that a dental emergency can be a scary situation, but she can provide emergency dental care for those in need.

What is considered a dental emergency?

If you’ve injured your smile, it can be tricky to decide whether you need to call an emergency dentist or not. Here are some common dental emergencies that we treat at Pristine Smiles:

  • Jaw pain or injury: If you’ve felt a blow in the jaw and think it might be broken, quickly apply a cold compress to manage to swell and call an emergency dentist. On the rare occasion that we are not available for a same-day appointment, please visit the emergency appointment if deemed necessary.
  • Cracked tooth: After a facial injury or accident, you might notice a cracked tooth. If this happens, rinse your mouth with cold water, collect any tooth fragments if possible, and apply a cold compress to minimize swelling.
  •  Loose tooth: While loose baby teeth are regular, a loose adult baby is alarming. If you’re feeling pain or experiencing swelling, take over-the-counter pain medication and apply a cold compress. If you can help it, avoid eating and drinking anything that could force your tooth to fall out before visiting your Knoxville, TN, emergency dentist.
  • Knocked-out tooth: If you lose an adult tooth, it’s essential to keep it moist and avoid touching the tooth root. Without touching the tooth root, rinse off the tooth and then reinsert the tooth back into the socket if you can. If this isn’t possible, place it in a calcium-rich glass of milk.
  • Lost dental filling, crown, or restoration: Although meant to last for years, sometimes fillings, crowns, and dental restorations accidentally fall out. When this happens, store it in a safe place (like a small plastic baggie) and avoid foods and drinks that are too hot or cold to avoid sensitivity.
  • Toothache: If you have a sharp, sudden toothache or unbearable, lingering discomfort, schedule an emergency dental appointment in Knoxville at Pristine Smiles.

Contact our Knoxville Emergency Dental Office

Dental health needs are often overlooked, but Dr. Z and her Pristine Smiles team can handle virtually any emergency dentistry need you might have. Take your first step to a better smile and schedule your emergency visit. Call (865) 693-9474 or message us online.