In the event of a dental emergency, call 719-204-1602. Dr. Paul Cavanaugh and his Colorado Springs, CO dental team will give immediate advice on how to proceed. We make every effort to see patients with emergencies the same day when necessary and have an after-hours answering service for contacting the dentist on call.
Our number one priority is to alleviate your pain and restore health to your smile. We will work with you to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.
Common Dental Emergencies
If you are not sure that you are having a dental emergency, call our office. Our staff will help you determine the cause of your problem and will recommend the appropriate treatment. Dentists receive a fair amount of dental emergencies that often fall under these categories:
- A chipped or fractured tooth
- Tooth abscess
- Dental infection
- Knocked out a permanent tooth
- Severe toothache
- Broken or lost dental restoration
Our team works with patients to help restore their smiles and provide long-lasting results. Our dentists are passionate about giving comfortable and comprehensive dental care in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Emergency Dental Services
We offer multiple treatment options to restore patient’s smiles in our Colorado Springs office. Our professional team:
- Fights tooth infections
- Treats gum swelling
- Relieves tooth pain
- Provides dental implants
- Repairs chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth
- Repairs and replaces dental fillings and crowns
- Provides emergency tooth extraction
If you have any questions about the services we offer, don’t hesitate to call us. We are open with our patients about every step of the treatment process, no matter the complexity.
Common Questions About Dental Emergencies
Contact our office for advice to avoid additional damage or dental problems. There are also a few measures that can be taken at home to minimize pain and stabilize the situation. Learn the answers to common questions that many patients have about emergency dental situations:
What do I do if my tooth is knocked out?
Contact our dentist’s office immediately. If possible, retrieve the lost tooth. You can lightly rinse the tooth and place it in a cup of saliva or milk to transport it to us. A tooth that is preserved like this may be able to be replaced within one hour of loss.
What do I do if I feel tooth pain?
Take an over the counter pain reliever to improve symptoms. In severe cases, your pain may be caused by tooth decay or an abscess. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Cavanaugh if pain persists and apply a cold compress if you are experiencing swelling.
What do I do if my dental crown or dental filling breaks or falls out?
Contact us and Dr. Cavanaugh will help construct and fit you with a new dental restoration. Do not attempt to reglue your restoration.
What do I do if my denture or dental bridge breaks?
Schedule an appointment at our office as soon as possible and bring the broken appliance with you. We will help you determine the best treatment plan for replacing the denture or dental bridge.