Emergency Dentistry From Your Dentists in Napoleon
Dental emergencies are an incredibly common event, with 14% of people experiencing some type of dental trauma in their lifetime. While the best course of action is to call us as soon as an oral health emergency arises, if you aren’t able to see us right away, these at-home steps can help until we can care for your smile.
If you have a toothache, hold a warm cloth against your cheek for temporary relief. Patients experiencing swelling should also use a cold compress on the area intermittently. Keep in mind that though your pain may be caused by injury, decay, an infection, a lost restoration, or more, it’s vital that you receive care to eradicate the problem. You may find that tooth pain subsides with time, but the problem will remain and can require more complex treatment if left untreated.
If your tooth is broken or chipped, rinse your mouth with water to remove any pieces of the tooth or other materials that may become a choking hazard. Sporting activities are often the cause of these types of injuries, and they can be prevented by wearing a professional mouthguard, which we can create for you at Napoleon Smiles.
If your tooth is knocked out, control any bleeding by placing and biting down on a clean piece of gauze or cloth on the injured area. If the tooth is permanent, gently hold it by the crown (the part that sits above the gum line), rinse it with water, and try putting it back in its socket. If you’re unable to do this, place it in a cup or small container of milk or saline solution until you’re able to see us.
If you lose a filling, place orthodontic wax or sugarless chewing gum in the area to protect it from food and bacteria.
Whatever your dental emergency, we’re here to help! Call us now and we’ll do our very best to see you right away!
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- Eradicate pain quickly
- Treat a dental injury or trauma ASAP to improve your outcome
- Reduce your risk of the development or spread of infection
- Minimize the need for more complex treatments
- Prioritize and protect your oral health!