CARBONDALE, IL, July 16, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- That 3 o'clock lull has hit, and it's finally snack time at work. You feel your energy levels starting to plummet and you can't wait to grab that bag of almonds you brought with you for just this very problem. You reach into the bag and can't wait to enjoy this delicious little indulgence when all of a sudden you hear an audible crunch; however, it's not the lovely crunch of the almond, but rather the frightening sound of your tooth. Dental accidents happen quite often, so it's important not to panic because Dr. Mazhar Butt is an emergency dentist in Carbondale, IL during office hours.
"It can be a scary situation when a dental emergency arises. It can be difficult to stay calm and know what to do. It's a little different then a regular health emergency where help is just a call to 911. There is no 911 for dental emergencies," says Dr. Mazhar M. Butt, DMD, Carbondale dentist.
The availability of emergency dentistry allows Dr. Butt to help his patients receive assistance as soon as they need it. Emergency dentistry can treat everything from minor chips and cracks to tooth pain and knocked-out teeth. As an emergency dentist, Dr. Butt strives to preserve and keep a patient's smile healthy, which means tending to a problem before it's too late during office hours.
Tooth pain can be one of the most uncomfortable experiences one could deal with, but that doesn't mean you just have to put up with it. Pain is your body's way of telling you that something isn't right, and the sooner you receive proper dental care during office hours, the happier you'll be.
For more serious injuries like a dislodged or knocked-out tooth, Dr. Butt has some helpful advice for what you can do to preserve your smile before you come in for emergency dental care. It's important to rinse the tooth off and, if possible, carefully place the tooth back in the socket. However, when that's not possible, Dr. Mazhar Butt tells his patients to put the tooth in either a small cup of milk or water with salt. This advice, however, shouldn't be the only one followed-it is still important to visit the dentist within the first hour after this emergency occurs.
If a patient has been experiencing tooth pain or find they are dealing with a knocked-out tooth, it is important not to wait to get the treatment you need when an emergency occurs. Patients should call Dr. Mazhar M. Butt, Carbondale dentist at (618) 457-2123 to request an appointment right away. To find out more about emergency dentistry, check out Dr. Butt's website at http://www.drbuttdentist.com
About Dr. Mazhar M. Butt, DMD:
Dr. Butt is a 1979 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis. Before moving to Carbondale, Dr. Butt spent 2 1/2 years in a group dental practice in Maryland and Pennsylvania before opening his Carbondale, IL practice in 1983. Dr. Butt maintains active involvement in the dental field as a member of the American Dental Association and the Southern Illinois Dental Society. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Butt enjoys spending time with his wife, children and grandchild.
Butt Family Dental Center
Dr. Mazhar M. Butt, DMD
35 Doctors Park
1001 N. Beadle Dr.
Carbondale, IL 62901
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