Ellen Sheridan, DDS   Ellen Sheridan, DDS
104 Archibald St
Kansas City MO 64111-2230

816 531-0382
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Emergency Dentistry and
Urgent Dental Care

When you're in pain you need
help right away

Emergency! At home, at work or on vacation if you are in pain and need immediate dental care, I can always be reached; even after-hours or on the weekends. Just call and follow the instructions. As an emergency dentist, I know that people often need immediate dental care – whether for toothache remedies and pain or broken tooth repair, among many other things. That’s why I’m here for you!

Here are some tips to help you decide if you
need emergency dental care:

  • Swelling

Swelling in the mouth is probably the most serious condition that requires attention from an emergency dentist, especially if it is accompanied by a fever and or trouble swallowing or breathing. Swelling can be caused by an infection, a cyst, an injury, blocked salivary glands, infection, or even cancer. Cold compresses can often help you feel more comfortable until you can get to my office.

  • Toothache Pain

Toothache pain is a signal that something is wrong and usually requires emergency dental care, it is very important to see me as soon as your schedule allows. Rinsing your mouth with warm water and taking an over-the-counter pain reliever such as Ibuprofen or Tylenol can help relieve the pain until you arrive at our office.

  • Loss of a Tooth

When an adult tooth is knocked, out emergency dental care is absolutely necessary.

    • Step 1: Clean the tooth as best as you can and try to place it back in the socket.
    • Step 2: Call the office! If a tooth is replaced within 30 minutes the chances that it can be saved are very high. If the tooth can’t be re-set into the socket it should be kept in a cup of milk until you can get here.
  • Loss of a Filling, Bridge, or Broken Crown Repair

Although this kind of problem may not always require emergency dental care, it is very important that you make an appointment to come into the office as soon as possible. If you have a large hole in your tooth or if there is a sharp edge causing discomfort, cover it with sugar-free chewing gum until you can get here.

  • Broken Tooth Repair or Pain From Broken Teeth

A broken adult tooth usually does not require emergency dental care, but again, it is important to call the office as soon as possible. Not only is it uncomfortable, it can often be embarrassing to walk around with a broken tooth. In the meantime if you are experiencing discomfort, cover the broken area with soft sugar-free gum until your office visit.

  • Broken Dentures

Broken dentures do not usually necessitate emergency dentistry, but they can cause significant cosmetic problems and make it very difficult to function. Make a convenient appointment. I can often make a repair right here in the office. Don’t ever try to fix your dentures yourself.

Being an Emergency Dentist is About
Dental Care and Availability

I always reserve space in my daily schedule to provide emergency dental care for my patients or for people who may be visiting Kansas City for pleasure or business. I am always available if questions or problems arise, even on the weekends!

If you believe you need emergency dental care – for toothache relief, broken tooth repair, or any of the common problems I see – call our office and give the staff as much detail as possible about your condition. Even if you live elsewhere, you can count on receiving the same high quality of care that we provide to all of our patients.