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What to Do in a Dental Emergency

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

Posted by One Health Dental on May 4 2022, 07:31 AM

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

Don’t panic!

At One Health Dental, we understand how frightening it can be to have a dental emergency. However, it’s important to stay calm and follow these simple steps.

Call your dentist

If you experience dental pain, it’s important to call your dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can try rinsing your mouth with warm water and applying a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek. This will help relieve the pain.

If you experience a knocked-out tooth, it’s important that you call our dentist in Dallas right away. Until you can get to the dentist’s office, rinse the tooth gently with cool water and handle the tooth by the top portion rather than the root. If the tooth is dirty, you can rinse it off. Do not wash the tooth with soap, as this could damage the tooth permanently.

Visit an emergency room if necessary

Of course, you should visit an emergency room (ER) if it is a true dental emergency. If you are unsure whether or not your situation is an emergency, call your dentist for guidance on what to do.

Understand the causes of oral injuries

While dental emergencies are rare, many emergencies can be avoided by maintaining a good at-home oral health care routine. However, accidents do happen.

Below are some other common causes of dental emergencies.

Lost fillings

Lost fillings can cause pain and sensitivity. They can even result in the loss of your tooth. When fillings come out, it’s important to call your dentist immediately. Your dentist in Dallas, TX, can save the tooth.

Broken teeth

Teeth can break because of accidents, sports injuries, hard foods, or teeth grinding. If you experience a broken tooth, it’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist in Dallas can repair the broken tooth with a crown, veneer, or dental bonding.

Broken crowns

Crowns can break or fall out for a variety of reasons. If a crown falls out, you should call your dentist immediately as it’s vulnerable to bacteria. If your crown is broken, you should schedule an appointment with your Dallas dentist to discuss repair options.

Chipped teeth

Chips and cracks in your teeth can cause sensitivity, pain, and discomfort. Your dentist in Dallas can fix a chipped tooth with dental bonding or veneers. For teeth with extensive structural damage, your dentist can repair the tooth with a crown or implant.

If you want to know more about dental emergency, visit our Dallas dentist at One Health Dental, located at 4801 S Buckner Blvd Suite 800, Dallas, TX 75227, or book your consultation today by calling us at (214) 275-4808.

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