Here at our Dayton dental practice, we understand that dental emergencies are unavoidable and could happen anytime. The good news is you can actually do something the moment they occur. Although it may not look like a life threatening situation, injury to the teeth or gums should not be completely ignored as they could possibly lead to permanent damage on your end, including the possibility of a costly dental repair.
If you find yourself in a dental emergency, here’s a quick guide to handling them:
Broken Tooth – Swelling may likely occur; place an ice pack on the cheek near the affected area to reduce its severity. Also, rinse your mouth with warm water to help clean the area and soothe your tooth. Get in touch with us as soon as you can.
Knocked-out Tooth – Save the tooth and soak in in slightly salted water or milk solution. Take the tooth to us right away, preferably within 30 minutes of injury.
Toothache – Rinse your mouth with warm water and try to avoid foods that can trigger the toothache. If the jaw is swollen, an ice pack on the cheek could help. A toothache may be caused by various reasons such as gum disease, cracked tooth, or a new filling that doesn’t fit right. It is best to visit us the soonest so we can help you figure out what’s causing the persistent pain.
Dealing with Dental Emergency in South Brunswick, Dayton and North Brunswick areas
You don’t have to be a hockey player to experience a dental emergency. Knocked-out teeth, lost fillings, and toothaches are just a few examples of conditions requiring emergency dental care. Doctors of Dental Medicine is pleased to offer 24 hour availability seven days a week.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call Doctors of Dental Medicine at 732-329-3113. You can also fill out this contact form to set up an appointment with us!