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Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies: Immediate Action for Optimal Results

Dental emergencies can be alarming and painful, requiring prompt attention to alleviate discomfort and preserve dental health. Whether caused by trauma, grinding, or biting on hard objects, swift action is crucial to ensure the best possible outcome. At our practice, we prioritize your well-being and offer timely intervention to address various dental emergencies effectively.

Types of Dental Emergencies and How to Handle Them:

  • Avulsed Tooth (Tooth Knocked Out):
    • Time is of the essence; contact our office immediately.
    • Hold the tooth by the crown, rinse it under warm water (do not touch the root), and attempt to reinsert it into the socket.
    • If reinsertion isn’t possible, store the tooth in milk, saliva, or water and seek dental care promptly.
    • Our team will endeavor to replace the tooth in its natural socket, potentially salvaging it through reattachment or root canal therapy.
  • Lost Filling or Crown:
    • Preserve the filling or crown and schedule a dental appointment promptly.
    • Apply clove oil to alleviate pain and clean the affected area.
    • If the crown is intact, affix it back onto the tooth using dental cement.
    • Avoid using glue and seek professional assistance for reattachment and any necessary treatment.
  • Cracked or Broken Teeth:
    • Contact our office immediately to arrange an appointment.
    • Rinse the mouth and the tooth fragment with lukewarm water.
    • Apply gauze to control bleeding and use a cold compress to reduce swelling.
    • Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage discomfort until professional care is received.
    • Treatment options vary based on the severity of the fracture, ranging from bonding and crowns to root canal therapy.
  • Dislodged/Loose Teeth:
    • Act swiftly and contact our office for an appointment.
    • Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and use over-the-counter pain medications as needed.
    • Our dentist will reposition the tooth and stabilize it with splints to facilitate healing.
    • Root canal therapy may be necessary if the tooth fails to reattach securely.
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