We want you to have all of the knowledge you need to maintain good oral health, including the answers to these frequently asked questions about dentistry.
Our experienced dentists have the skill and knowledge to assess a dental emergency quickly and put a plan into action right away. We treat:
A comprehensive oral exam is key to evaluating and diagnosing all conditions of the oral cavity. A patient exam includes x-rays and a panoramic radiograph in addition to photographs. The dentist will then discuss all the findings and show the patient the results of the oral assessment.
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, you should seek treatment immediately. Call our Dental Emergency Line – Call +254 727 874 806 to speak to a Dentist in minutes
You do not need an appointment for a dental emergency. In the meantime, do your best to rinse out your mouth, stop the bleeding, and preserve your tooth in milk, saline solution, or water (if your tooth was knocked out). Applying a cold compress will help with swelling and pain until you get treatment.
A dental emergency generally involves immediate risks to the patient, including the risk of infection or permanent tooth loss. Also, the patient will usually experience severe pain that cannot be eased with at-home remedies and requires professional treatment.Some examples of a dental emergency include: knocked out teeth, cracked or chipped tooth, abscessed tooth or damage to the gums or tongue.Many of these situations are a result of unexpected trauma to the mouth or sudden impact that damaged the teeth.
Yes, and yes! If you’re in need of dental care, any of our dentists will be happy to see you the same day if there is availability. Just give us a call to see which location can get you in at a time that’s most convenient for you. Likewise, you can also visit any of our Reign Dental Service locations during business hours and our team will get you in as soon as possible. Our goal is to make excellent dental care accessible for everyone, so we’ll always accommodate same-day appointments and walk-ins when possible.
If you are experiencing a painful toothache, some temporary remedies include over-the-counter pain medication (ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc.), rinsing the mouth with warm salt water, flossing around the aching tooth to dislodge anything that could be causing the discomfort, using a dental anesthetic gel, sleeping with your head slightly elevated, and applying oil of cloves to the area. Although these help in the short term, be sure to schedule an appointment with our dentist for professional treatment as soon as possible.
When experiencing a toothache, you may find it difficult to sleep. Before you can see your dentist for treatment, try taking either ibuprofen or acetaminophen to ease the pain, then prop your head up with an extra pillow. Keeping your head elevated prevents blood from rushing to the tooth, which may intensify the pain. You can also try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water and applying an ice pack right before bed.
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