Emergency Dentistry

Restorative & Cosmetic Dentist & Aesthetic & Family Dentistry located in Lakewood, OH

Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry services offered in Lakewood, OH

When an unexpected dental issue arises, emergency dental care is here to help. Many families in and around Lakewood, Ohio, rely on Niki Cochran, DDS, of CLE Smiles by Dr. Niki, for emergency dental services. Call the office for a same-day visit, and remember that online booking is always an option for less urgent scheduling needs.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dental care?

Emergency dental care is an area of dental practice focused on addressing acute care needs. When you have dental pain or dental damage, working with a dental care team you know and trust can make a stressful situation easier to bear. 

If you encounter a sudden dental issue and can’t wait to be treated in a routinely scheduled appointment, emergency dental services are a good option. These visits focus on quickly determining the source of your symptoms and getting you on a fast path toward relief.  

What kinds of issues can be resolved with emergency dental care?

Emergency dental care encompasses a wide range of needs. Some of the issues that bring people in for emergency dental care include:

  • Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Objects wedged between teeth or in the gum tissue
  • Lacerations to the tongue or other soft tissues
  • Dental pain
  • Signs of infection
  • Advanced gum disease
  • Abscess

CLE Smiles by Dr. Niki can treat many of these issues during just one office visit. Others require multiple visits, but Dr. Niki can work to relieve pain during your emergency dental care visit. 

When should I come in for emergency dental care?

Never hesitate to come in for emergency dental care. It’s the right approach if you have pain or other symptoms that make it hard to focus on other things.  

Don’t wait for symptoms like swelling or signs of infection to worsen before you take action. In many cases, same-day visits are available and can get you on a fast track toward relief. This is especially beneficial for parents trying to soothe a child with a sore tooth or other dental problem. 

In the case of a knocked-out tooth, try to locate the tooth and come in as soon as possible. The faster you make it into the office, the better chance of saving your tooth. 

Working with a dental team you already know means you’ll be comfortable in your treatment setting. It also means Dr. Niki has access to your full dental record, which makes it easier to plan specific treatments. 

If you ever have questions about how to best meet your dental care needs, call CLE Smiles by Dr. Niki to discuss your symptoms. Online booking is always an option for less time-sensitive booking needs.