8385 N. Cornerstone Drive Hayden, ID  83835
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Our Emergency Dental Services Will Take Care of Those Accidents

Physical trauma sometimes results in dental pain or tooth loss. This is a dental emergency and you need to see a dentist as soon as possible.

Examples of Accidents that Cause a Dental Emergency

  1. Ski accidents
  2. Bike accidents
  3. Car accidents
  4. Sporting accidents (football, soccer, baseball, hockey, basketball)
  5. Falls
  6. Biting into popcorn kernels, bones, nutshells, ice and eating utensils

Types of Emergency Dental Procedures

  1. Re-implantation: replacing a tooth into its socket in the mouth after it has been knocked out. This usually requires stabilization with wires.
  2. Emergency root canal treatment. After getting the tooth numb the nerve and blood vessel are removed which usually will stop a toothache.
  3. Open and drain: This emergency dental service is required when there is a painful infection and swelling. Usually, an opening is made in a tooth or gums to relieve the painful pressure of an abscess.
  4. Extractions: The removal of a painful tooth.
  5. Bonding: For a cosmetic emergency replacing part or all of a tooth temporarily with a plastic tooth covering material.
  6. Sedative fillings: Placing a filling material into a damaged tooth to make it feel better.

First Aid Procedure in Case of Emergency Event

  1. Damage to baby teeth in patients under the age of 6 years old. If a baby tooth has been knocked out and you are pretty sure it is not a permanent tooth you can just give your child some Tylenol and then make an appointment with your dentist to make sure that no further treatment is necessary.
  2. If a permanent tooth is knocked out in 1 piece the best thing to do is to put it back into its socket as soon as possible, being careful not to touch the root with your fingers. If the tooth is dirty rinse it off with running water. If you are unable to put the tooth back into its socket then put it into a small container of milk and bring it to your dentist as soon as possible.
  3. If you have a broken tooth that is painful and sensitive you can pick up a small tube of dental cement at your local pharmacy and place some of this over the sensitive broken area of your tooth until you can get to your dentist.
  4. If you have a painful dental abscess with swelling around a particular tooth, holding a mouth full of ice-cold water over the tooth will shrink the gas pressure inside the tooth and relieve the pain.
  5. For any painful dental emergency taking 500 mg of Tylenol ( acetaminophen ) plus 400 mg to 600 mg of Ibuprofen will be as effective as a narcotic for relieving pain.

Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update

Dear Patients of Cornerstone Dental Center,

In order to better serve the community, to limit your and everyone’s potential exposure and conserve important medical resources during the Covid-19 challenge, we ask the following:

Please do not come into Cornerstone Dental Center if you have a fever (100 F or higher) or recent onset (last 2 weeks) onset of cough.
Please do not bring another person with you to your appointment unless you are a parent or guardian of the patient being seen.

We will need to take your (and your companion’s) temperature and ask a few questions before you come into our facilities.

If you believe you are ill with Covid-19 or influenza please call your primary care doctor’s office or your local urgent care rather than going in.
Testing for Covid-19 is recommended for you if you meet the following conditions:

  1. If you have a fever over 100 F and a cough, and have any chronic health conditions or are over the age of 60,
  2. If you have a fever over 100 F and a cough, and have had contact in the last 14 days with a known Covid-19 patient or recent travel to affected areas

People with mild symptoms and no underlying chronic health issues (chronic lung or kidney disease, diabetes, immune suppression are examples) are advised to STAY HOME until symptoms (cough, fever) have resolved for 72 hours.  But do call your primary care doctor’s office to find out if you need testing.  If you have shortness of breath, you should go to the Emergency Room (but call first, or have someone call for you).

The Panhandle Health District has set up a hotline if you have questions: 1-877-415-5225

Kootenai County is a strong community and we will get through this by working together to limit the spread, and to protect our medically vulnerable friends and neighbors. Thank you for helping us and each other in this challenging time.