Emergency Dentistry in Mobile
Efficient Care at Willis Family Dentistry
Dental emergencies don't happen on your schedule. That’s why the team at Willis Family Dentistry offers flexible, same-day appointments. We do our best to see our patients as soon as possible and provide relief from the pain and discomfort of a dental emergency. If you’re in pain, don’t hesitate to call us at (251) 660-1514 for a same-day appointment, or come to our office as soon as possible.
Our goal is to minimize your discomfort during a dental emergency and make sure that you always have access to professional medical care for your dental issue. We always have same-day appointments available for patients in West Mobile, Sugar Creek, Hickory Ridge and surrounding areas. Immediate care is critical in dental emergencies to ensure the best possible outcome for damaged teeth. If you need a same-day appointment, contact us right away at (251) 660-1514.
For patients suffering from a painful dental emergency, our sedation options can help. We offer “laughing gas”, which makes you feel more relaxed and reduces your discomfort, whether you’re suffering from a knocked-out tooth or a severe toothache. When you come in for your emergency appointment, our team will assess your situation and recommend sedation if necessary.
What is a Dental Emergency?
Some issues, like a knocked-out tooth or oral tissue injuries, are obviously dental emergencies. However, other issues that seem more subtle also qualify as an emergency and require immediate care. Persistent toothaches, loose or missing dental work, and inflamed gums are also emergencies. As a rule, if your dental condition is causing you significant pain and discomfort, and you cannot treat it yourself, this means you should seek professional dental care right away. Not sure if your issue is an emergency? Don’t hesitate to call and ask! You can reach us at (251) 660-1514.
What to Do in a Dental Emergency
The most important thing to do in an emergency is to contact the team at Willis Family Dentistry right away to make a same-day appointment or come in for immediate care. Some conditions, like a knocked-out tooth, must be treated as soon as possible to ensure the best outcome. Keep these steps in mind if you are experiencing an emergency:
- If possible, recover your tooth or dental work. A missing tooth should be rinsed gently with warm water and replaced in the socket, or placed in a small container of milk.
- Treat bleeding with sterile gauze or cotton balls.
- You can take over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen and acetaminophen to reduce pain and swelling.
- DON’T use aspirin to treat pain, as it is a blood thinner and can interfere with clotting.
- Ice packs can be applied externally to help mitigate pain and swelling.
- Once you’ve treated pain and bleeding, come to Willis Family Dentistry for your appointment or stop by as soon as you can.
Emergency Dentistry in Mobile And Loyd Lane
Dr. Willis is dedicated to your comfort and convenience, which is why we offer same-day emergency appointments and sedation options. Whether you have a toothache, an oral injury, or any other oral issue that demands immediate care, we’re always here to help. Contact us now at (251) 660-1514 for a same-day appointment, or walk into our office at 6217 Cottage Hill Road, Mobile, AL 36609, and we’ll do our best to see you as soon as we can.