A dental emergency is always unexpected. From lost fillings to knocked out teeth no one ever expects a dental emergency to happen but they certainly do.
Avenue Dental Care is always ready to take care of you and your families dental emergency needs whether your son took a fly ball to the jaw or your daughter fell off the balance beam.
A Local Doctor for a Dental Emergency
Every dental emergency is, well, an emergency. Having a local family dentist that is able to put the tooth back in the socket and repair a broken wire is imperative for the oral health of everyone in your family.
If you have a dentist that is located an hour from your home you’ll have a tough time saving a missing tooth.
According to Avenue Dental Care you only have a certain amount of time to save a knocked out tooth. Time is of the essence and if your dentist is out of town you could miss your opportunity.
Quick Tips for Dental Emergencies
Knocked Out Tooth
If you have a knocked out tooth locate it and gently grab it by the crown, not the roots. You do not want to disturb the delicate nerves and tissues.
After you locate the tooth clean as gently as you can being careful not to scrub the bottom of the tooth. If possible, place the tooth roots back into the socket.
If you are unable to put the tooth back hold it between your cheek and gum or place in a bowl of cold milk and get to your dentist’s office in Everett as quickly as possible.
If you have a toothache, rinse your mouth using warm water. Floss any food or debris that could be caught or trapped in or around the tooth. This will cause pain. Never use aspirin on gum tissue on the tooth in question, or any tooth for that matter. Your dentist explains that aspirin is not good for either.
Call your Everett dentist as quickly as possible to schedule an appointment to get to the root cause of your pain.
Broken or Loose Wires
If a wire breaks it will cause damage and irritation. In order to avoid damage to the surrounding tissue, use gauze or orthodontic wax to cover the sharp edges.
Seek immediate treatment if the wires gets stuck in the gum tissue, tongue or cheek. Never attempt to remove it yourself.
If you have a dental emergency call your Everett dentist right away. Waiting could mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.