Emergency Dentist Specialist

Corry R. Lanyon, DDS

Dentist & Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry located in Butler, MO

A mouth wound, cracked tooth, or knocked-out teeth should all have you headed to an emergency dentist right away. Corry Lanyon, DDS, and his team are located in Butler, Missouri, to serve the emergency dental needs of your whole family. Call the office nearest you at the first sign of a dental emergency. You can also use the convenient online booking system to schedule your appointment.

Emergency Dentist Q & A

What does an emergency dentist do?

An emergency dentist addresses any dental problem that requires immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth. Emergency dental situations usually involve saving knocked-out or broken teeth. Getting to Dr. Corry Lanyon DDS as soon as you can after your injury, preferably within 30 minutes, could mean the difference between saving and losing your injured tooth.

Are you in need of emergency dental care?

If you're worried about a severe mouth injury you or a family member has sustained, it's the right time to call an emergency dentist. Immediate treatment calls for immediate action. These types of situations are generally considered dental emergencies:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Extreme mouth or tooth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your tongue, gums, or cheeks
  • An injury to your mouth or face
  • Swelling in your tongue, gums, or mouth
  • A severely broken or cracked tooth
  • A laceration or tear on your lips

Chipping a tooth in and of itself doesn't always warrant emergency dental care. If the tooth is chipped, but it doesn't appear as if you'll lose the tooth entirely, it's probably not a dental emergency. Even so, you can't go wrong by calling an experienced dentist at Dr. Corry Lanyon DDS. They're trained to handle dental emergencies and can walk you through what to do with your tooth until you can visit the office.

How do I care for a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out tooth is a serious dental emergency. If you don't seek dental care right away, you may be at risk of losing the tooth. 

If you have a knocked-out tooth, keep it moist at all times without ever trying to clean the tooth off and rise the socket out. Instead, apply light pressure with a wet washcloth. If you’re unable to do this, you can: 

  • Place it in between your cheek and gums
  • Place it in milk 
  • Use a tooth preservation product with the ADA seal of acceptance

If you are unable to place the tooth back into its socket, put your tooth in a small cup of milk to help preserve it until you get to the dental office. When you're facing a dental emergency, call Dr. Corry Lanyon DDS for expert assistance.

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