- November 17, 2014
Emergencies happen every day, and they aren’t selective in choosing victims. Gender, age, ethnicity, and social status have no sway in who will experience a dental emergency and who will not. It is important to have a basic understanding of what to do in different dental emergencies so that you are always prepared to handle things as easily as possible. Take a look at these common emergencies listed below and what you can do to take care of the problem until you get into the office.
Sore Tooth – A tooth that is sore or painful can be a huge problem. The constant pain is one thing, but not being able to eat or speak comfortably is something entirely different. Be sure to call us as soon as possible to set up an appointment and feel free to take over the counter medications to ease the pain.
Broken Appliance – Another common emergency is a broken dental appliance. Bridges and crowns can break, leaving you unable to chew comfortably. With a touch of temporary cement or denture adhesive, you can put your appliance back in place until we can give you a permanent fix.
Broken or Knocked-Out Tooth – Probably the most frightening emergency is a broken or knocked-out tooth. In these cases, you should immediately seek care. Place the tooth or pieces of tooth in milk or the patient’s cheek, then get to our office. If we are unavailable, go to the emergency room.
Emergencies can happen at any time, and it’s important that you know what to do when they occur. Call us first, and we will get you in for an appointment that same day. Contact us today for more ideas about how to deal with a dental emergency. We would love to help you feel more confident!