Dental Emergencies in Bloomingdale
A dental emergency, like a broken tooth or a lost filling, can be potentially
serious. Seeking immediate treatment can reduce the risk of permanent
damage and limit the need for costly dental restoration. Arming yourself
with some dental emergency basics will help you to stay calm and take
preventive action to prevent additional unnecessary damage. Of course,
for all dental emergencies, contact your dentist as soon as possible.
– For persistent toothaches, remove any lodged food with dental floss and rinse your mouth with warm
water. If your mouth is swollen, apply a cold compress. If pain persists,
contact your dentist.
– For chipped or broken teeth, save any pieces when possible. Rinse the mouth and any broken pieces
with warm water. Use a cold compress to limit swelling and to relieve
pain. If the tooth is Knocked-out, be sure to hold it by the crown, not
by the roots, preserving any attached tissue fragments. Place the tooth
in a container of milk and see your dentist as soon as possible.
– If you have lost a filling, you may fill the cavity with a piece of sugarless gum as a temporary
fix. If you have lost a crown, make an emergency dental appointment as
soon as possible and slip the crown back over your tooth. You may use
denture adhesive or toothpaste to keep it from slipping off too easily.
– An Abscess is a serious dental emergency that can cause lasting damage to gum tissue
and the surrounding teeth. The infection can potentially spread to other
parts of your body. Due to the urgent nature of an abscess, contact your
dentist immediately. In the meantime, to ease the pain and to draw the
infection toward the surface, rinse your mouth with a warm salt water
solution several times a day.
Dental emergencies can be traumatic and painful. Without immediate treatment,
injuries may lead to permanent damage, loss, or excessive expense. It
is our desire to provide each patient with the tools to proactively protect
their oral health in the event of such emergencies and it is our pleasure
to be your partner in doing so. If you or a family member have a dental
emergency, please contact our office as soon as possible.
In case of an emergency during closed office hours, you may call our emergency line:
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