You may think that a dental emergency won’t every happen to you. However, that’s always what people think until they wake up one morning with tooth pain they can’t explain or realize their tooth is broken following a bad fall. If one does occur, you’ll want to have a dental office you can rely on to get you out of discomfort quickly. Shiloh Family Dental is prepared to be your home for emergency dental services, so you don’t have to put off the care you need. Call our office as soon as you realize something is wrong!
When you are experiencing a dental emergency, give us a call. This should be done even if you aren’t sure if what you’re dealing with is a dental emergency. From there, you’ll get to talk with one of our team members, schedule an appointment, and get tips on how to manage your situation before your arrival. Our dentists take your issue very seriously, you can always feel comfortable knowing they’ll be ready to help you when you call. In the meantime, you can learn what you can do to manage any of the following emergencies below.
Begin by flossing in between your aching tooth and the neighboring tooth to remove any food debris. If pain persists, take ibuprofen and rinse your mouth with salt water. Decay or an infection could be present, so call us as soon as possible. We’ll examine your mouth and determine the best treatment option from there.
If possible, bring any pieces of the tooth that you can to our office. If your face begins to swell, apply a cold compress to it for 10 minutes, then remove for an additional 10 minutes. Do this for up to one hour. Do not chew any food on that side of your mouth until you get treated at our office.
After a tooth is knocked out, there’s a chance it can be placed back into the open socket. To do this, you’ll need to pick up the tooth by the crown, avoid touching the root, and never remove any tissue still attached. Rinse your mouth with water and place the tooth into the open socket. You can also contain it in milk for up to one hour.
When a dental filling is lost, you’ll need to have it replaced in most cases. However, you can use dental cement to cover the exposed portion of tooth. A dental crown can also be temporarily adhered with dental cement or denture adhesive. This is not a permanent solution and the restoration will likely need to be replaced.
Dental emergencies often come when you least expect them. Thankfully, you can avoid the majority of them by simply taking a few precautions throughout your day. These are a few of the most important tips to keep in mind:
In order to determine the cost of your emergency care, you’ll need to visit us for an appointment. Until we know the exact cause of your dental emergency, we can’t know for sure which treatment is necessary to resolve it. For example, tooth pain could require a dental filling or a crown and root canal therapy, both of which come with their unique costs. Regardless, putting off a dental emergency is never a good idea, especially since we’re more than ready to help you build a treatment plan that fits within your budget.