Are you currently experiencing a dental emergency? Do you have a plan in case one happens? Unfortunately, many people don’t know what to do if they have a traumatic dental injury or a bad toothache. To save yourself the trouble of finding an emergency dentist in your area, especially when you’re already in pain, give Brush Dental a call. At the very least, we recommend keeping our dental office number in your phone just in case. Our team is filled with experts who know how to handle just about every kind of dental emergency out there. We can even schedule same-day appointments for emergency dentistry in Royse City, TX!
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How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies can come in many different forms and levels of severity. While some can take many months to develop before they cause problems, such as a dental infection, others can occur almost instantly, like a sporting-related incident. Whatever the cause of your dental emergency, you shouldn’t be left in pain or discomfort. When you call, we’ll talk you through your situation and get you scheduled for a visit right away. Before you arrive, here’s what you should do to handle the following types of emergencies before your next appointment:
Start by gently rinsing your mouth and flossing around the affected tooth. Remove any food debris that may be stuck. If discomfort continues, take ibuprofen. Do not apply aspirin directly to the gums or near the tooth as this can cause a chemical burn and other issues to occur.
Collect all pieces of your tooth and place them in a safe container. Bring the container to our dental office. If your mouth is bleeding, you can apply pressure to your open socket/broken tooth to stop the bleeding. A cold compress can help manage any swelling. If the tooth is sharp or jagged in any way, cover it with dental wax, dental cement, or sugar-free chewing gum.
Pick up the tooth, making sure to do so by the crown portion only. Gently rinse it with water and make sure to not remove any tissue still attached to the root. You can keep your tooth under your tongue or in your open socket to preserve it. Get to our dental office within the next hour if you want the best chance of getting the tooth reimplanted.
If you still have the restoration, rinse it off and place it back onto your tooth using denture adhesive, dental cement, or sugar-free chewing gum if nothing else is available. This is only a temporary solution and you’ll need professional intervention and likely a new restoration as well. If you don’t have the restoration, cover the damaged tooth with sugar-free chewing gum and avoid chewing on that side of your mouth if you can.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
With a few easy habits, you can make sure that neither you nor your loved ones ever experience a dental emergency. Consider them below:
Never use your teeth to open bottles or taped packages
Avoid chewing on items like pens, pencils, popcorn kernels or fingernails
Be cautious whenever you eat hard or sticky foods
Wear a protective mouthguard whenever you participate in sports
Brush twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste and floss at least once a day
Visit Brush Dental once every six months for an exam and cleaning
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
The cost of your dental emergency will vary depending on your unique needs, but one thing is for sure, it’s this: seeking treatment immediately is the best thing you can do right now. If you wait, your dental issues can actually worsen, resulting in more complex treatments to resolve the problem (and therefore higher dental care costs.) The best way to minimize discomfort, as well as costs tied to care, is to contact us right away.