In the case of a dental injury or emergency, stress or panic have the potential to make the situation worse; it is important to have a plan in place to ensure that you can deal with the issue as swiftly and effectively as possible. Here’s some tips on managing a dental emergency.
Ensuring that you have a dental professional that you can trust to help you manage your oral care is extremely important, especially in the case of an emergency. Find a dentist that provides comprehensive dental services, not only for your regular check-ups and cleanings but in the case of emergency, as well.
Different Dental Emergencies
Below is a list of different dental emergencies and what you can do to handle the situation prior to your arrival at the emergency dentist.
- Tooth Loss: If you are able to make it to see your dentist within the same hour that you lose the tooth, there is a chance that you may be able to save the tooth. Avoid touching the tooth by the roots. Try to preserve the tooth by placing it in its original socket, in a glass of milk, or in between your gum and cheek on your way to the dentist.
- Cracked/Broken Tooth: The severity of the crack or break will be determined by your dentist. If needed, take over-the-counter pain medication and schedule an emergency appointment. Avoid chewing on the broken or cracked tooth and rinse with warm salt water to keep the area clean.
- Toothache: Rinse with warm salt water and take over-the-counter pain medication and schedule an emergency appointment as soon as possible. Your dentist will determine the cause of pain during your appointment.
Palm Tree Dental is happy to provide emergency dental services in Ingleside, Tx. To get scheduled or to learn more information about our emergency services, give us a call.