Here are tips on how to handle a few common dental emergencies:
Please call us when you feel discomfort or pain.
CHIPPED, CRACKED OR BROKEN TOOTH
Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress. Go to the dentist immediately. If the tooth was broken or chipped, bring the tooth fragment wrapped in wet gauze or a wet towel.
LOOSENED OR KNOCKED OUT TOOTH
If your tooth becomes loose due to trauma, call us. For a knocked out tooth, gently insert the lost tooth back in its socket if possible, holding the tooth by the crown using a clean washcloth. (If the tooth is dirty, first rinse the root but do not scrub it or remove any attached tissues.) If reinsertion isn’t possible, hold the tooth under the tongue and call us immediately.