What to do During a Dental Emergency
When it comes to dental injuries, fast action is crucial. If you’ve broken or knocked out a tooth, locate it immediately and store it in a sealed container with milk or saline. A whole tooth can be gently rinsed (do not scrub the root surface) and put back into the socket in some cases. Seeing us within the hour is vital to have the tooth replanted.
Is there bleeding? Apply a clean gauze or tea bag with firm pressure. The bleeding should dissipate quickly. If you’re unable to control any heavy bleeding, head to the nearest emergency room.
Get Your Tooth Concerns Addressed Promptly
Most dental emergencies can be avoided by having conditions such as tooth decay treated as soon as they’re diagnosed. As a prevention-based team, we aim to carefully screen each patient for concerns while they’re easily managed. By catching any potential problems early, we can address them without waiting. With a delay, you may require costlier, more complex treatment in the future.