If you frequently shop at Kroger in Midlothian for groceries, you’ll be pleased to know that River Run Dental has a brand new dental office nearby. You can visit us before or after your grocery trip and receive quality dental care. While there are other dentist offices in the area, ours is one-of-a-kind for a variety of reasons. Here’s a close look at what they are.
River Run Dental serves as a one-stop-shop for all your dental needs. We offer a full range of services including routine exams and cleaning, fillings, crowns, and bridges. Our dental team also specializes in cosmetic services like professional teeth whitening and Invisalign.
Our goal is to create a relaxing experience that makes you feel at ease every time you’re in our office. That’s why we provide a number of comfort services like relaxing aromatherapy, sparkling water, and headphones. Most of our patients report that our office resembles their favorite spa.
Fun Patient Events
In an effort to show our patients how much we appreciate them, we host patient appreciation events on a regular basis. As a patient, you are welcome to attend our exciting ice cream socials, cookouts, fundraisers, and other events. We love to have fun in and out of the office.
Dental Wellness Savings Program
At River Run Dental, we want our patients to achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful teeth and smiles, regardless of their financial situation. That’s why we offer a Dental Wellness Savings Program for patients who are not covered by dental insurance. We also accept a variety of insurance policies. Our Cary, NC dental friends often reach out to us to explain how important a dental savings program is.
Dental Emergency Tips
Try to Stop Bleeding
If you’re bleeding, make every effort to stop it. Take a clean, cold wash cloth and apply it firmly to the site of the injury. Be sure to lean forward instead of back to stop your blood from flowing down into your throat. Also, stay in a seated position until the bleeding is under control as laying down or standing can cause you to faint.
Although it’s easier said than done, don’t panic if you experience a dental emergency. Ask a loved one to support you until you see an emergency dentist. If your child or someone else is facing an emergency, stay calm yourself and encourage them to take deep breaths.
Don’t Worry About Finding Knocked Out Baby Teeth
If your child has a knocked out baby tooth, you may want to search your house and yard for it. Doing so is pointless as we won’t reattach baby teeth that have been knocked out. Depending on your child’s age, we may leave it be or make room for the adult tooth to erupt with a space maintainer. Instead of looking for the tooth, ask your child to rinse with water and use a cold compress to alleviate swelling.
Avoid Touching the Roots of Teeth
If you experience a knocked out adult tooth and find it, don’t grab it by the roots.This can damage the cells and reduce the likelihood of a successful replantation. Try to grab the tooth by the crown, which is the visible area above the gumline. It’s also a good idea to rinse the tooth with water or milk to remove any debris. If you can’t reinsert the tooth yourself, place it in a cup of milk and bring it to an emergency dentist.
Know When to Go to the Emergency Room
The good news is most dental emergencies don’t warrant a trip to the emergency room. Sometimes, however, they are necessary. If you are facing uncontrollable bleeding or serious trauma to your jaw or face, visit the emergency room. You can get faster treatment and go to an emergency dentist afterwards.
Take Toothaches Seriously
Some people ignore toothaches when they first pop up. Then, once they start to experience some serious pain, they take over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen to relieve the discomfort. When this happens, the pain becomes unbearable and a dental emergency arises.
If you want to alleviate some pain, over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen are usually safe. Aspirin, however, is not. It’s a blood thinner that may cause any bleeding to persist. Even if you’re not bleeding, Aspirin may prevent your blood from clotting quickly after a procedure.
Take Advantage of Cold Compresses
Since cold compresses are safe and effective for dental emergencies, keep a few in your freezer. If you don’t have any, a frozen bag of peas will work just as well. Cold compresses can reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling. It’s a good idea to apply them for 15 minutes and take 15 minutes breaks. Continue this process until you start to feel better.
Contact River Run Dental Today
Our beautiful new office is located at 14261 Winterview Pkwy in Midlothian. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We can be reached at 804-335-0228 and look forward to hearing from you!