Dental First Aid
What To Do In a Dental Emergency
All information is from the American Dental Association’s Website: www.ada.org
Bitten Lip or Tongue
Clean the area gently with a cloth and apply cold compresses to reduce any swelling. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, go to a hospital emergency room immediately.
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Use cold compresses on the area to keep any swelling down. Call your dentist immediately.
Apply cold compresses to control swelling. Go to your dentist or a hospital emergency department immediately.
Knocked Out Tooth
Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse off the root of the tooth in water if it’s dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket. If that isn’t possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk and get to the dentist as quickly as possible. Remember to take the tooth with you!
Objects Caught Between Teeth
Try to gently remove the object with dental floss; avoid cutting the gums. Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth. If you can’t dislodge the object using dental floss, contact your dentist.
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss or an inter-dental cleaner to ensure that there is no food or other debris caught between the teeth. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue. If the pain persists, contact your dentist.
We want to welcome you to the Cougar Dental Center family!
We are glad that you are interested in becoming a patient of Dr. Corbin Matthews’s Provo, UT dental practice. New patients are always welcome here. Everyone at Cougar Dental Center is committed to making your visits pleasant and stress-free. You can count on our friendly, highly experienced staff to always provide the highest standard of dental care in a clean, state-of-the art environment. Your comfort is our top priority.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
-Dr. Corbin Matthews and the Cougar Dental Center team
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Insurance And Billing
We accept most traditional insurance plans, contact our office to verify acceptance of your plan. Cougar Dental does not participate in Health Management Organizations, however we will be happy to file your insurance claims for you.
We accept checks, cash or credit cards. We also offer a flexible payment plan. Please see our Financial Coordinator for details. We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own dentist.
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Very interactive staff. Explanations of procedures was clear. Started and ended appointment on time.
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Cougar Dental is very friendly, professional, and has a warm spirit of customer service. You are the best. thanks for all you do.
I really like the customer service here. The dentist was very warm and seemed to really enjoy his job. It put me at ease. I was able to relax and enjoy my appointment. I received excellent care.
I went in for a dental emergency; this wasn't my regular dentist, but I will consider switching because all of the staff is so nice, helpful and understanding.