How to Deal with Needing Urgent Dental Care
How to deal with needing urgent dental care in North Little Rock is straightforward, come to Dean Dental Solutions.
Evenings. Weekends. Urgent dental care is a private dental office available for immediate emergency services such as toothache, sore gums or jaw, chipped tooth, or lost a filling. We also provide full-service dental treatments for your entire family.
Loss of Dental Filling, Crown, or Cap
If a dental filling falls off, seal the area with a piece of sugarless gum or over-the-counter dental cement. If a dental crown falls off or becomes loose, try to put it back in place with dental cement, if it doesn’t stay, bring it with you to the dental care visit.
If you don’t feel pain or sensitivity, the situation may not be as critical, but make sure you call your dentist to double check.
Chipped, Fractured, or Broken Tooth
Rinse your mouth with warm water thoroughly and apply a cold compress to the area to reduce swelling and pain until you get to your emergency dentist. Chipped or broken teeth can cause pain due to a severe cavity or a sharp edge, so if you need immediate relief, you can also try toothache drops and place dental wax or putty to cover the sharp edge. Save any pieces of the broken tooth if possible, on your way to urgent dental care.
Tooth Knocked Out Completely
Gently rinse off the knocked-out tooth holding it by the crown without removing any pieces of tissue that may be attached. If possible, reinsert the tooth into its socket in your mouth. If not, keep the tooth in a glass of milk, which acts as a preservative per The American Dental Association recommendation, until you can get to your emergency dentist.
First, remember that pain is a symptom of a problem, and stopping the pain is not the same as fixing the actual problem. A toothache may be a sign of an infection, so before you’re able to get urgent dental care to cure the disease, try pain relievers.
No matter the reason, Dean Dental Solutions has your back in all urgent dental care situations.
For more information, contact us.