AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY TREATMENT “After Hours” or “Is it an emergency?”
NO PAIN TO MODERATE PAIN
Loose CrownIt is normal to have tooth sensitivity if your crown came off loose. If you are not in moderate to severe pain, keep the area clean, and avoid eating on that side. Leave a message on our general answering machine and arrive at the office first thing the next business day. Please save your crown and bring it with you to your appointment in case it can be re-cemented.
Throbbing tooth and/or swellingIf pain is mild to moderate, take 800mg Ibuprofen up to 3 times a day. And please call and leave a message with our answering machine and arrive at the office first thing the next working day.
Sore MouthRinse with warm salt water, avoid alcohol, carbonation and spicy foods. Please call 503-518-3384 and schedule an appointment to be seen.
Broken ToothIf you are not in pain, please keep area clean. Please call 503-518-3384 and leave a message and we will call you back to schedule an appointment and/or arrive at 8am the next open business day and we will work you in.
Loose or broken fillingIf you are not in pain, please keep area clean. Please call 503-518-3384 and leave a message and we will call you back to schedule an appointment or leave a message and arrive at 8am the next open business day and we will work you in. If you have mild to moderate pain, you can get over the counter temporary dental fill or dental wax from the pharmacy or grocery store for immediate relief.
Recent Extraction painIt is common for a recent extraction area to be sore and even have moderate pain. This can continue for 3-5 days. This is due to swelling after the extraction from the body’s natural healing process. Please take either 800mg Ibuprofen up to 3x per day or 500mg Tylenol 4x per day.
If you are in severe pain, it is the weekend, and Ibuprofen is not helping, and you are a patient of record with the Oregon City Smiles Dental, formerly Glenn Family Dental, then you may call our after hours line. Leave a detailed message with type of pain, location in mouth and duration. Someone will get back to you as soon as they can. If a doctor has to come in after hours, there will be an emergency fee.
POST SURGICAL CARE
After your surgery, it is important for your body’s natural blood clot to form and remain to initiate the healing process. Please leave your gauze in for 30-45 minutes before removing it. You should not have to replace with new gauze unless you feel bleeding. If you do replace with new gauze, dampen the gauze with either a couple drips of water to prevent from sticking. For the next 72 hours, please follow these instructions to allow proper healing and minimize delays and/or complications:
Emergency Care policies generally cover only a portion of the total treatment cost. Unless other arrangements have been made, we ask that you pay your portion of the bill at the time of treatment. It is your responsibility to pay any balance not paid by your insurance company.