3 Dental Emergency Tips To Save Your Teeth! [BLOG]
Dental emergencies are just as inconsiderate as any other emergency.
They don’t care what you’re doing or where you are – dental problems will arise whenever they please, and it’s always when you least expect it!
Our team at Just Smiles is here to offer assistance with our emergency dental care and today’s blog!
3 Dental Emergency Tips To Save Your Teeth!
Keep these tips in mind the next time you face a dental emergency, and you could just save your teeth and your healthy smile!
*What To Do About Toothaches*
So many patients will second-guess themselves when it comes to dental pain.
If there’s no bleeding or obvious dental damage, it’s hard for some people to admit that a toothache is something that needs immediate care.
But we think there are two reasons you should never hesitate to call us if you have a bad toothache.
The first is that we don’t want you to be in pain! We care too much about our patients to let them suffer and will do all we can to help you as soon as possible.
The second reason is because we don’t want you to take any chances with your oral and overall health. An intense toothache is a symptom of a bigger problem inside your mouth, a bacterial infection among them, and ignoring it could create serious health complications for you.
Don’t let that happen! Call us right away, and we’ll get to the cause of your pain and relieve it as quickly as we can!
*How To Respond When You’ve Broken A Tooth*
Whether you trip and fall, run into someone, or get struck in the mouth by a hard object, those strong, healthy teeth of yours can definitely break as a result.
It could be a clean break off the corner of your tooth, or a small chip or crack right down the middle, but these types of dental emergencies can be rather painful.
First, you should give us a call right away at 614-215-9087 so we can arrange the soonest possible emergency dental appointment! In many cases, we’re able to see you the same day that you call. Even outside of our normal business hours, you’ll be able to speak with one of our experienced dentists who can arrange your visit and offer helpful instructions to follow while you wait to be seen in our office.
With a damaged tooth, you’ll likely just need to manage the pain and swelling with OTC pain relievers and a cold compress while you wait for your appointment.
*How To Handle A Tooth That’s Been Knocked Out*
Don’t assume that just because you’ve lost a tooth, that you’ve lost it for good!
We can’t guarantee it in every situation, but it is possible to save a knocked-out tooth, especially when it’s cared for properly in the moments immediately following the injury.
Here are a few ways to maximize your chances for saving a lost tooth:
- Only pick up a knocked-out tooth by the crown, or the white part, instead of the root!
- Rinse off any dirt or debris from the tooth gently with water!
- Place the tooth back in its socket, inside your cheek, or in a sealed container of milk or water and bring it with you to your emergency dentist appointment!
We will do everything we can to save a lost tooth, and your fast action in those first few moments will help us do that. But even if your tooth can’t be saved, we can provide a number of tooth replacement options that will restore your strong bite, comfortable oral function, and your seamless, beautiful smile.
Get Emergency Dental Care Fast!
You don’t ever have to worry about second-guessing yourself or wasting precious time finding help with your dental emergencies in Westerville, OH!
Our team of experienced, compassionate dentists will handle your unexpected, painful dental problems as quickly and comfortably as possible.
Call our Westerville, OH location at 614-215-9087 or our Hilliard, OH location at 614-215-9089 when you have a dental emergency. You can also contact us online for a non-emergency appointment at Just Smiles!