Emergency Dentist

When dental emergencies happen, waiting several days for an appointment with a dentist is not an option. Dr. Coursey as an emergency dentist is committed to helping patients manage sudden injuries and complications that require immediate treatment. Some dental emergencies are extremely painful, and a visit to Dr. Coursey can provide palliative relief. On the other hand, some emergencies can threaten the health of the teeth, and receiving rapid dental treatment could mean the difference in saving a tooth or losing it.

Emergency Dentist

Did you know…

that the steps you take after a dental emergency happens can greatly improve your outcome once you receive emergency care. Even though Dr. Coursey will see you very quickly, there are some precautionary steps you can take in the time it takes to arrive at your dentist’s office. The American Dental Association has a few recommendations:

  • If you bite your lip/tongue – gently cleanse the area and apply a cold compress
  • If you break your tooth – gently rinse the area and apply a cold compress
  • If you lose your tooth –rinse tooth’s root with water if it’s dirty, being careful to hold it by the crown. Carefully place it back in its socket, or place it in milk. Bring it to the dentist immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to see an emergency dentist in Tulsa?

If you are experiencing sudden and chronic tooth pain, or if you have sustained trauma to your teeth and surrounding tissues, you may need to see an emergency dentist. Even if you do not currently have a dental emergency, it is important that your dentist be capable of treating you quickly in the event that an emergency does arise.

What should I expect from my emergency dental appointment?

Urgent problems that threaten the health of your teeth or leave you in pain should not be ignored. You can expect to be seen by your emergency dentist quickly and without an appointment, though it is recommended that you call your dentist’s office if possible before you arrive.

What can I do after my emergency dental appointment to avoid future problems?

Some of the most common dental emergencies can be prevented by taking a few simple precautions. Avoid chewing hard foods, such as candy and ice, as these can cause your tooth to crack or chip. Also, be sure to wear a properly fitted dental mouth guard during sports and other high impact activities. Protecting your mouth on a daily basis can significantly reduce your risk of injuring your teeth, as well as your tongue, lips, and the walls of your mouth.

See What Our Patients Say

       This is a great office with great people; they have become like family!

Natalie Pollard

From the Blog...

Tulsa Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you one of the millions of people that are unhappy with your smile? Have you ever wondered if cosmetic dentistry could improve your smile, appearance and build confidence? You have come to the right place for the best cosmetic dentist in Tulsa, Dr. Ryan Coursey at Tulsa Premier Dentistry. Your smile is one of […]

Read More

Importance of Regular Cleanings and Oral Health

Professional cleaning involves the removal of plaque and tartar build-up that cannot be removed through everyday brushing and flossing. Plaque is a thin layer of film that forms on the teeth. It is comprised of bacteria from food and saliva. The bacteria in plaque, if left untreated, eats away at the enamel of the tooth […]

Read More

Sedation Dentistry in Tulsa

If you have dental anxiety, it is likely preventing you from receiving regular checkups, addressing any current dental problems and maintaining your oral health. Many studies have been published indicating the relationship between your oral health and your overall general health. Too many Americans go without receiving regular dental care because of their dental anxiety. […]

Read More