Dental emergencies are unexpected events that impact the health and function of your teeth and gums. It is important to know the steps in managing a dental emergency and protect your overall health. At Desert Family Dental, we offer emergency dental treatment for our patients throughout Reno, with a tireless commitment to restore their comfort.
Intense Oral Pain
A common dental emergency is when a patient experiences oral pain without a distinct cause. If a toothache or similar sensitivities become frequent and rise in intensity, it can impact your ability to live life as normal.
Rinse your mouth with warm, clean water to reduce any irritants that might make the pain worse. If you have food stuck between teeth, use floss to remove debris. This can lessen the pain until you are able to visit the dentist. If you are considering taking aspirin or other over-the-counter pain medication, first check with your dentist about the safety and effectiveness.
Many instances of a toothache are caused by either trauma to the tooth or severe, untreated decay. In either instance, it is important to see the dentist to receive a filling or root canal therapy to remove infection and restore comfort.
For cracked teeth, rinse with warm water and keep the site clean. This is a vital step to ensure the tooth can be saved. If there is swelling or pain, apply a cold compress and gentle pressure to the tooth.
Whether you were playing a sport or had a fall, knocked out teeth can happen at any time. In the instance a tooth is completely dislodged, there may be a chance to place it back in the empty space to save it. Depending on the type of tooth avulsion, we will determine your next steps.
First, locate the lost tooth. If it is intact with no damage to the structure, the dentist might be able to replant it back into the smile. Rinse the tooth off with warm, clean water and keep it moist at all times. If you are able to, try to place the tooth back into the socket without touching the root. There are over-the-counter solutions made for dislodged teeth, but you can use milk, water, or saliva as well.
Experiencing a Dental Emergency – Call Us Now!
In any instance of cracked or knocked out teeth, it is important to seek a dental professional quickly to ensure the survivability of your tooth. Desert Family Dental offers emergency dental treatments in all our locations. For more information on how we protect our patients' smiles, schedule an appointment today.
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