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Emergency dentistry

A dental emergency can happen anytime, any day. No matter the specific emergency, it is essential to call our emergency dentist as soon as possible in order to receive immediate treatment. Luckily, our emergency dentist is always prepared to help. Keep reading to learn the exact steps you should take for some of the most common dental emergencies.

Knocked-Out Tooth

  • Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse it off
  • Don’t remove any tissue that’s still attached to the tooth
  • Place the tooth in milk or saltwater
  • Call your emergency dentist immediately

Toothache

  • Rinse your mouth out with warm water
  • Use dental floss to remove any food that has been lodged between teeth
  • A cold compress on the outside of your mouth can help relieve pain and swelling
  • Don’t put aspirin or other painkillers directly on the tooth or gums
  • Call your emergency dentist immediately

Chipped Tooth

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water
  • Save any pieces that have broken off and bring them to your dentist
  • Use gauze to help stop any bleeding of the gums, lips, or cheeks
  • Apply a cold compress to the painful area
  • Call your emergency dentist immediately

Stuck Object

  • Try using dental floss to gently remove whatever is stuck in your mouth
  • If you can’t dislodge it, do not use pins or other implements that could scratch your enamel
  • Sharp instruments could slip and injure delicate tissue in the mouth
  • Call your emergency dentist immediately

Lost Crown

  • If your crown falls off, save the crown and bring it to the dentist
  • If you have tooth pain, you can try to temporarily reaffix the crown
  • Use toothpaste or a denture adhesive to help hold it in place
  • Call your emergency dentist immediately

Abscess

  • Rinse with warm saltwater to help relieve pain and swelling
  • Call your emergency dentist immediately

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, make sure to contact our experienced team of dental professionals at Country Isles Dental so that you can be treated immediately.