Under the direction of Dr. Jason Keefe, 5 Mile Smiles is able to arrange day and emergency appointments and offer a variety of dental services such as dentistry, eye care and cosmetic surgery.
If you are experiencing an unexpected tooth injury or problem, it is important to contact our office immediately so that you can see Dr. Keefe. Our dentists can diagnose the problem and determine the best course of treatment for you. If you have experienced a dental emergency or persistent toothache, contact 5 Mile Smiles immediately. Whether you have had a tooth sawn off in a sports accident or a car accident, or you have suffered a jaw injury, we can rely on you to relieve the pain and help you get back on the road to a speedy and safe recovery.
Dr. Jason Keefe will do everything in his power to get you to our office for dental care the same day.
He was with CSU and has promoted his education through his work at Rose Medical Center in Denver and the University of Colorado in Denver. This includes coordinating and facilitating a variety of volunteer activities for the Denver Dental Center pantry, volunteering to collect and organize donated food for their pantry and food delivery.
In addition to THON, he spends time writing letters to local elementary school classes in Pennsylvania several times a year to discuss good, healthy choices. He also works on overseeing and leading Pennsylvania State University's annual Student Athlete Leadership and Engagement Program, which highlights the daily lives of students and athletes. His duties include serving on the communications committee overseeing communications for the Penn State Athletics Department, and working with Dr. Eliassen as a member of the University of Pennsylvania Office of Student Life and Student Affairs.
He is taking part in THON, the largest student-led charity in the country, which raises money for the Four Diamonds Fund to fund cancer research and support families affected by childhood cancer. Some of his best memories of participating in ThON are that he had the opportunity to dance, or his time as a member of the Penn State football team.
Dr. Jaclyn Eliassen excelled in her school days, receiving top grades and awards and working as a teaching assistant at both elementary and graduate schools. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and played a starting and supporting role in the Division 1 women's football team, which won its first national title. Dr. Elias received her DDS at Penn State University, where she has participated in a number of academic programs and received numerous scholarships and awards. In addition, she works in the office as a dental assistant for her mother, Dr. Katherine M. Hakes.
Dr. Eliassen not only brings tremendous skills to her mother's practice, but is also a generous volunteer who learns new and advanced dental techniques.
An emergency can occur at any time and the trusted team at 5 Mile Smiles ensures that patients are helped and accompanied in such an emergency. If you are not sure whether your symptoms are a medical emergency, it is best to err on the side of caution.
There are a few steps you can take while waiting for medical treatment that can make the difference between losing or saving a tooth. In the meantime, rinse your mouth with warm water and floss to remove any food or dirt that sticks to your teeth. You can also put a cold compress on the outside of the mouth to relieve the pain and swelling. If the crack is strong enough to cause bleeding, press with your finger or hand on the spot or use cold compresses to reduce the swell.
If you cannot position your tooth correctly, place it in a glass of water or milk between the cheek and the gums. If possible, try to position the tooth back into its oral cavity and bite it so tightly that the teeth remain in place while you wait for medical attention. Before contacting your dentist, you can try to rinse your mouth with a mild saltwater solution. Think of this as a dental emergency if a puncture, wound or bursting wound caused by a sharp object such as a tooth, toothbrush or toothpick causes pain, swelling or bleeding.
Abscesses can cause abscesses, an infection that can occur at the root of the tooth and cause pain, swelling, bleeding or bleeding.