In the case of a dental injury or emergency, the last thing you will want to worry about is scrambling to find an office that will take you in for last-minute treatment. Here at Palm Tree Dental, we strive to ensure that you will always have access to an experienced dental team, especially in the case of emergency. Trust in our dedicated and professional team to provide you with the highest level of emergency dental care in Ingleside, Tx.
Here are some common dental emergency situations, as well as our recommendations for what you should do prior to your arrival at our Ingleside dental office for emergency treatment.
- Lost tooth: One of the most common dental emergencies is a lost tooth, usually due to blunt force trauma. If this has happened to you, it is important to attempt to keep the tooth from dying on your way to our office. This can be done by placing the tooth in-between your cheek and gum, in its original socket in the mouth, or even in a glass of milk; the calcium will help preserve the tooth for a short time.
- Broken tooth: Chipping, breaking or cracking in a tooth can cause extreme pain. Keep the area clean with warm salt water rinses and take over-the-counter pain medication as recommended until you are able to come in for treatment. If swelling is present, use a cold compress.
- Toothache: Do not dismiss a toothache or tooth pain until it becomes unbearable! In the case of a toothache, keep the area clean with warm salt water rinses and take over-the-counter pain medication until you are able to come in for treatment.
If you are dealing with a dental emergency, do not fret. Dr. Malhotra and his team of professionals are here to assist you when you need it most in our beautiful dental office Ingleside, Tx.