Emergency dental care is the type of service we here at Lane Avenue Family Dentistry hope you never need. However, we know that accidents do happen. Many different types of circumstances constitute a dental emergency, from sudden and severe pain to a cracked, broken or knocked-out tooth. Emergencies happen fast and usually when they are least expected. Taking swift action could minimize discomfort and even determine whether a damaged tooth can be saved.
Restorations, such as fillings and crowns, are designed to protect your teeth from structural damage and infection. When a filling falls out or a crown comes off, it is important to make an emergency dental appointment as soon as possible. In the mean time, cover open cavities or re-secure a crown using a temporary over-the-counter dental cement.
A tooth that has been knocked out of it socket is the most time sensitive dental emergency. A tooth may be salvageable if you see a dentist within approximately one hour of it being dislodged. Always hold a tooth by its crown and never the root. Gently rinse it with water, and put it back in place if possible. If it cannot be replaced, store it in a cup of milk or place it in between your cheek and gums while you wait to be seen by a dentist.
If you crack or break a tooth but it is still in place, rinse your mouth with clean, warm water and gather any broken pieces that may have fallen out of your mouth. Contact your dentist to schedule an emergency appointment right away.
A toothache can be very painful and even debilitating. Whether due to an infection, an abscess or some other complication, it is important to see an emergency dentist anytime tooth pain comes on suddenly and severely. Over-the-counter pain relievers and clove oil may help alleviate discomfort until you are able to be seen by a dentist.
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At Lane Avenue Family Dentistry, we are committed to the well-being of our patients. That is why we offer same-day emergency dental appointments to ensure no one has to needlessly suffer with pain or injury. Call us for more information about emergency dental services at our office. We look forward to speaking with you soon!