We’re only three months into 2020 and finding ourselves facing a serious situation as the pandemic known as COVID – 19 sweeps across the globe. At this time, it is extremely important to take the necessary preventative measures (such as washing your hands, limiting physical contact with each other and social distancing) and to stay on top of recent developments regarding this health crisis, including what to do if you are in need of a dental emergency appointment..

For those in need of dental care during this time, please rest assured that Adams Dental Group will remain open and accepting emergency dental appointments.

As we are following the recommendations of the American Dental Association (ADA) during the COVID-19 outbreak, it is recommended that dentists across the country postpone all non-essential dental services until further notice.


Emergency Dental Appointments: Essential vs. Non-Essential Treatments

If you have visited our website or read any previous blog entries, you will know that there are three different types of dental services that we provide including: preventative, restorative, and cosmetic based procedures. While there is a certain degree of overlap between some of the procedures, to reduce any unnecessary health risks for both our patients and staff, we will only be offering essential treatments until further updates from the ADA.


Treatment and Prevention for a Dental Emergency

While we can’t prevent every tooth-related issue, knowing some prevention methods for dental emergencies can be very helpful. To help prevent injury:

  • Never use your teeth to open packages or cut items – use scissors instead
  • Avoid chewing extremely hard food items, such as candy, popcorn kernels, and ice
  • When playing sports, wear a mouthguard

In-depth information on the types of dental emergencies and injuries according to the American Academy of Family Physicians.


Signs that You Need Emergency Dental Appointments

Our goal is to fix any dental emergency as soon as possible and get you back on your feet and out of pain. Accidents can happen, and quick action and knowledge of dental emergencies can easily save a tooth! Make sure to give us a call at Adams Dental as soon as you experience the signs of a dental emergency.

Learn more from this Dental Emergency FAQ.

These are clear signs of dental emergencies, due to injury:

  • Cracked tooth
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bitten tongue or lip
  • Knocked out or loose tooth

While these signs are often correlated to a dental emergency, there are other signs and symptoms to also be aware of that aren’t as sudden or apparent. Symptoms such as prolonged pain, or a swollen jaw are major indicators that something isn’t right, even if they do seem more subtle.

  • Prolonged toothache
  • Jaw pain or swelling
  • Sore gums
  • Metal taste in the mouth
  • Canker sore that will not heal
  • Numb tooth
  • Constant headaches
  • Extreme tiredness


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We’re All in This Together!

Although we will be temporarily suspending certain services, please remember that if you require emergency dental appointments, you will be able to receive the care you need at our office. It is important that you receive the necessary care as oral health problems will worsen if left untreated.

From all of us at Adams Dental Group, we would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented situation. We will be keeping a close eye on the situation as it progresses.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office on 913-621-3113.


 Local dentist, Travis A. Roberts and his experienced, friendly team at Adams Dental Group offer affordable family dentistry and gentle dental care in the Kansas City, KS area. We have two locations that are conveniently located and offer appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At Adams Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including dental implants, dentures, endodontic or root canal treatment, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Call us at our West location (913) 296-8030 to schedule an appointment.

March 24th, 2020

Posted In: Emergency Dental Care