Dental emergency? We’re here for you!
Severe pain or discomfort in the jaw, gums or teeth can often become unbearable. We offer same-day emergency dental services and appointments to provide immediate relief and long term dental solutions! Below are some handy tips for dental emergencies:
Rinse with warm water to clean the area, give an analgesic like Motrin or Tylenol, and use a cold compress on the cheek or lips in the area of the injury to decrease swelling. If the tooth is also loose or displaced contact us for advice. If the chip is small and your child is not uncomfortable still Call us within 12-24 hours of the injury.
Avulsed (knocked-out) Tooth:
If your child avulses a baby tooth, it should not be re-implanted because the permanent tooth bud may be further injured. Find the tooth if possible and contact us within 24 hour of the injury.
If your child has knocked-out a permanent tooth, time is of the essence. It is best for the tooth to be replaced within 30 minutes, so
Take a deep breath, stay calm, and find the tooth. Hold the tooth by the shiny enamel crown and rinse the root in water if it is dirty. DO NOT SCRUB IT OR REMOVE ANY OF THE TISSUE ATTACHED TO THE ROOT! This tissue is critical to healing we will be prescribing an antibiotic. If possible, insert the tooth back into the socket. Your child may be upset but it does not hurt to put the tooth back - it is exactly what we would do if we were there. If you cannot re-implant the tooth, place it in milk and bring it to the dentist or to the emergency room. If you can't find milk, use water.
Tongue or Lip Wounds:
Clean the area gently and apply cold compresses to reduce any swelling. If the bleeding can't be controlled, go to an urgent care clinic or a hospital emergency room.
If you are suffering from severe pain or discomfort don’t hesitate to call us! Our accommodating team will help you schedule an emergency exam as soon as possible. We’re here to help!Back