Emergency Dentistry – Rocky River
Your Source for Urgent Dental Care
Dental emergencies, just like any other, require immediate attention so that a bad problem doesn’t have the chance to become much worse, and at our practice, Dr. William Eick is ready to provide the immediate care Rocky River families need. If you or a loved one are dealing with a broken, knocked out, or extremely painful toothache, just give our office a call, and we’ll work to see you as quickly as possible, scheduling a same-day appointment if necessary. We work hard to ensure that our patients never have to wait while they are in pain!
Why Choose Dr. William Eick for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-day appointments for emergency patients
- More than 20 years of experience
- Dental sedation available to ensure comfort
Unparalleled Experience & Qualifications
Dr. Eick is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Dentistry, a member of the American Dental Association, and an associate fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute. His resume is impeccable, but above all else, he has more than 20 years of real world experience. In that time, he has pretty much seen and handled every emergency situation you can imagine, meaning no matter what your problem might be, you can trust that he has helped countless patients successfully navigate it before.
Dental Accidents & Facial Trauma
Broken and knocked out teeth are often the result of sports-related accidents, motor vehicle accidents, or simply biting into an extremely hard piece of food. To give us the best chance of saving the tooth, make sure you:
- Call Dr. Eick as soon as you can.
- Try to recover any large pieces of the tooth you can find.
- Rinse the tooth, but do not wipe or dry it off!
- Try to place the tooth back into its socket until you can reach our office.
- If this isn’t possible, put the tooth in a container of milk or saltwater. It must remain wet to keep it viable for reattachment!
Dental Emergencies Due to Oral Care Neglect
Is one of your teeth causing you a lot of pain? Need relief right away? If so, be sure to:
- Start by rinsing and gently flossing around the tooth to dislodge anything that might be stuck and causing the pain. DON’T use a sharp object to remove anything from your teeth!
- If this doesn’t help, give our office a call.
- Before you’re able to reach us, you can place a cold compress on your face or take an OTC pain-reliever to help manage any discomfort.
Root Canal Therapy
If a tooth develops a cavity that goes untreated for a long time, or if it suffers a trauma that cracks the enamel, these can both cause the inner layer of a tooth to become exposed to bacteria, allowing the delicate nerve to become infected. As you can imagine, this usually leads to quite a lot of pain! With root canal therapy, we can not only stop this kind of pain, but save the tooth from being extracted as well.
Dr. Eick will simply numb the tooth, remove the infected dental tissue, clean the tooth, fill it with a biocompatible material, and then rebuild the enamel using a restoration. Thanks to modern-day dental techniques including local anesthetic and sedation, most patients report feeling little to no pain during this often feared procedure!