Jamie L. Guthrie, DDS

Emergency Dentistry – Ardmore, OK

Let Us Ease Your Pain and Restore Your Smile

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Are you stressed out because you have a severe toothache or dental damage that is causing you pain? Dr. Jamie Guthrie is an experienced and knowledgeable emergency dentist in Ardmore that can help treat your urgent problems. Our team will do everything we can to help repair any accidental damage and make your smile look as good as new. While these situations can be stressful, you’ll be able to feel a wave of relief when you walk into our office and are greeted by one of our warm and compassionate team members.

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

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Dental emergencies are impossible to avoid altogether, so the best you can do is be prepared in case they occur. Knowing how to react quickly and efficiently can be the difference between saving and losing a tooth. If you’ve experienced any of the following, be sure to contact us immediately and follow these recommendations.

Toothaches

If you have a severe toothache, it could be caused by several issues. First, be sure to thoroughly rinse your mouth with lukewarm water and brush and floss to make sure it isn’t a piece of lodged food causing you pain. If the pain persists, use an over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen and place a cold compress on the outside of your mouth if it’s swollen. Make your way to our office immediately, because you may have an infected tooth.

Chipped/Broken Tooth

Be sure to save any pieces of your teeth that have broken off and rinse your mouth using lukewarm water to flush any debris out. A cold compress can help bring down any swelling and ease any pain you may be experiencing. If you’re bleeding, place a piece of gauze over the area to help the blood clot and contact us.

Knocked-Out Tooth

For a knocked-out tooth, be sure to pick it up and store it so you have it with you when you come to our office. Time is of the essence, so try to get to us within the first hour after the accident because we’ll have a higher chance of being able to reattach the tooth. You’ll want to keep it moist, so try to place it back in its socket. If you’re not able to do this, store it in milk or between your gum and cheek. Get to us as soon as possible.

Lost Filling/Crown

For a lost crown or filling, you can place a piece of sugar-free gum in the cavity or visit your local pharmacy to pick up some dental cement. The longer this issue goes unaddressed, the more vulnerable your tooth is to harmful oral bacteria and further damage, so visit us as soon as possible. We offer CEREC same-day dental crowns, so you can get everything taken care of in a single visit.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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The best way to reduce your risk of experiencing any dental emergencies is to keep up with your oral hygiene routine and visit your dentist in Ardmore, Dr. Guthrie if you notice any out-of-the-ordinary symptoms. Also, be sure to attend routine checkups and cleanings with us so we can tackle any small issues we spot before they have a chance to progress.

The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

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Depending on what your emergency is, the cost will vary based on the treatment you receive. At your Ardmore dentist, we accept several insurance providers. If you have any specific questions about costs, contact us and one of our team members will be more than happy to help you find out what your benefits cover.

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