08 May Dental Emergencies – Broken Jaw, Knocked Out Teeth, and Objects Stuck in Tooth
Not sure if your problem is an emergency? Here’s what constitutes a dental emergency plus some simple steps you can take to minimize pain before coming to see us.
Save any pieces of the broken tooth and rinse your mouth out with warm water. Apply a cold compress to the area to decrease swelling and pain until you can be seen by us.
Apply a cold compress to limit swelling and go to the Emergency Room or your Medical Doctor.
KNOCKED OUT TOOTH
Gently rinse off the knocked out tooth with only very little water without removing any attached tissue. If possible, hold the tooth in place in the socket. Otherwise, put the tooth in a glass of cold milk and see us right away.
Leave a message if no one is there to answer and we will contact you shortly. Our staff checks messages, even at odd hours. Pain is your body’s signal that something is wrong. It also means it’s time to seek treatment for something you might have been putting off for awhile.