Serving the Winston-Salem, NC Area
Your teeth are very important to you. They help you eat and feel confident. However, sometimes emergencies happen that damage your teeth. You may have fallen and chipped a tooth or maybe you have a toothache. Whatever the case may be, we can help.
What Constitutes A Dental Emergency?
- Loose Teeth
- An Infection
- Lost Tooth
- Bleeding From The Mouth
- Severe Pain
Any dental problem that needs immediate treatment is considered a dental emergency. It could be to stop bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth. A severe infection that can be life-threatening, although rare, can happen as well.
How To Handle Common Dental Emergencies
When a dental emergency occurs, it is best to reach out to your local emergency dentist. If you cannot visit a dental office right away, here are some tips for treating some common emergencies.
Rinse and floss around the tooth that is causing you pain to try to dislodge what is caught between your teeth and causing the pain. If that doesn’t help or pain still persists, you can use an OTC toothache treatment and a cold compress for temporary relief.
- Lost Filling/Crown
If you find the restoration, clean off any debris, and attempt to put it back in place. A little bit of toothpaste can help with this. If that does not work, put it in a safe container and avoid chewing with that tooth until you can see us.
- Chipped/Broken Tooth
Rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it. Try to recover any large piece of the tooth that you can place in a safe container. If the piece of the tooth that remains has a jagged edge that is irritating the inside of the mouth, you can cover it with either sugarless gum or dental wax.
Contact Our Emergency Dentist Today
Dental emergencies unfortunately happen. It could be a cracked tooth, severe toothache, or bleeding from the mouth. Regardless of the emergency, we are here to help. Contact us today for emergency dental treatment!