When you suddenly break or damage your teeth, the one thing you want to know is that someone will be able to take care of you.
Fortunately, the exact kind of quick and expert care you need can be found right in Upper Arlington at the Artistry Smile Center. Dr. Angela Courtney, Dr. Samuel Kiner, and Dr. Christy Cox all have extensive experience and training in emergency dentistry, so when you need them the most, they’ll know just what to do. If you find yourself in the middle of a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call us so we can get to work saving your smile as soon as possible.
Dr. Courtney has been practicing since 1996, and after receiving her DDS degree from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry, she went on to complete extensive training with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. This is a depth of training very few dentists have experienced, and it’s why she and our team are the perfect people to handle your dental emergency.
Dr. Kiner graduated from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1978, and he has pretty much seen and done it all when it comes to emergency dentistry. He even served in the United States Air Force, so he knows exactly how to perform in high-pressure situations. Plus, he continues to better himself by taking continuing education courses and learning about the latest dental technologies.
Dr. Cox understands that a warm demeanor and a gentle touch is important when it comes to dentistry (especially during emergencies). Her calm and relaxed approach to care helps soothe even the most nervous patients, and it lets them know that no matter their situation, they are going to be OK.
A dental emergency is any situation where you have traumatically injured your teeth or gums. They require immediate attention, and more often than not, they will cause quite a bit of pain.
Here are some examples of common dental emergencies:
If any of these happen to you or someone you care about, you need to act quickly.
In the moments after a dental emergency has occurred, it can be tough to know what to do first. You’re in pain, confused, and you just want to get help fast. As soon as you can, call your emergency dentist in Upper Arlington at the Artistry Smile Center. This will allow us to make an appointment to see you as soon as possible (we’ll even make same-day appointments), and enable our team to walk you through basic first-aid. After you have called us, there are a few things you can do to help manage your pain and increase the chances we can save your smile:
These are the kinds of tips our team will walk you through over the phone. Once you make it here, you’ll go straight to a treatment room so our doctors can get to work. We can often complete emergency procedures in just one visit, but if we can’t, we’ll be sure to completely relieve your pain and schedule any follow-up visits. Once you call us, you can rest assured that you’ll be taken care of.
A big part of our practice is staying up to date with the latest advancements in dentistry. Our equipment is state-of-the-art, and it allows us to treat you faster, safer, and with less discomfort. Here are some of the tools we’ll use to handle your dental emergency:
This small, pen-sized camera allows your emergency dentist to get a better look at your teeth and gums. In fact, they can even easily share the images with you on a chairside monitor so you always know what is going on.
This refers to digital x-rays. They enable our team to catch problems below the surface of your teeth. They are much faster than traditional x-rays and expose our patients to 80% less radiation.
One of the biggest risks with a dental emergency is infection, so we always take the extra step to make sure everything we use is clean and sanitized before treatment begins.
This is a special kind of sedation technique that combines touch therapy, music therapy, environmental therapy, and aromatherapy to stimulate and relax all 5 of your senses at once. Our team is specially trained to use it, and we’re the first practice to have it in the state of Ohio. It enables us to calm down even the most nervous and fearful patients with ease.
You can find the Artistry Smile Center at:
1170 Old Henderson Rd,
Columbus, OH 43220
Our current office hours are:
Friday: Please call for availability
We are located near the corner of Old Henderson Road and Kenny Road. We’re right next to White Castle and Taco Bell, and across the street from Average Joe’s and FedEx.
First, you should call your emergency dentist in Upper Arlington at the Artistry Smile Center. It’s the quickest way to get the care that you need. Try to find the tooth and place it back into your mouth. If you can’t, be sure to keep it wet in a container of milk or saltwater until you can see us.
A constant throbbing or shooting pain in a tooth usually indicates that the sensitive nerve has been damaged. You should call us immediately! The longer you wait, the worse the pain will be, and we may even need to extract the tooth. If you get to us soon enough, we’ll be able to relieve your pain and save your smile.
Yes we can! Try to find your crown/filling and call us as soon as you can. We’ll be able to put it back in place for you! If any broken or jagged teeth have been exposed, be sure to cover them with a cotton ball or dental wax.
Most of the time, no. Many hospitals/clinics will not have the personnel or equipment to handle emergency dental care. You’ll only be able to find those at a dental practice like the Artistry Smile Center. However, if you have injuries to other parts of your body that need immediate attention, be sure to head straight to your local emergency room first. After you are stable, you should still call us.
There are 4 basic ways you can prevent dental emergencies:
A dental emergency is never pleasant, but you can now have the peace of mind knowing that a team of top dental professionals is ready to take care of you when you really need it. No dental emergency is too much for the Artistry Smile Center, so you can always trust us to be there for you in your most vulnerable moments.
If you’d like to know more about what to do in a dental emergency, how to avoid one, or want to schedule an appointment, please contact our office today.