It is rare that a person enjoys going to the dentist. And, when you are in need of emergency dental services, it can be frustrating to make call after call and not find any place that can fit you in. That won’t happen at Lovett Dental Kohrville. Dental pain can be some of the worst pain you experience, and it is our goal to get you back to a place where you can function without pain. What kinds of emergency dental services do we offer here at our office?
Teeth Knocked Out
When a baby tooth is knocked out, it usually can’t be reattached, but when adult teeth come in, all will be well. If you have an adult tooth that gets knocked out, it is important to get to a dentist within the first two hours. First, rinse your mouth with warm water and put cotton over the affected area to try to stop the bleeding. Finding the pieces of the tooth is important. While the tooth may not be able to be reattached, there is at least a chance of reattachment. Place the gathered tooth, or pieces of tooth, in warm water. Add a little salt or some of your own spit and seal the container. Contact the dentist immediately.
Some problems with braces can be fixed yourself and other problems, like inhaling a piece of the braces, need immediate attention at a hospital emergency room. For any other breakage, including pieces breaking off, mouth sores from sharp edges, or wires that come loose, contact your dentist and set up an appointment as soon as possible for emergency dental services. In many cases, the dentist can give you advice on how to alleviate any discomfort until you can get into the office.
Chipped or Broken Teeth
People often seek emergency dental services because they have chipped a tooth. The first thing you must do is stop the bleeding. Rinse the area with warm water and use gauze and slight pressure. There is definitely a need for emergency dental services if the bleeding does not stop within ten minutes. Gather the piece that has broken off and place it in a container with milk and bring the container to the dental office with you. If you are in pain, you can take Tylenol, but don’t take any other kinds of pain medication as they can thin your blood and make it difficult for the bleeding to stop.
Having an abscess is one of the most common reasons people seek emergency dental services. It is important when your gums start to swell and hurt that you seek help as soon as possible. An abscess is an infection at the tooth root. If the abscess breaks, you will experience a nasty taste in your mouth that you can rinse out with warm water. Do not panic, but try not to swallow any of the stuff that drains. In many cases, the pain will ease if the abscess breaks. This may make you feel like you don’t need a dental visit, but that is not the case. Only seeing your dentist can determine the reason for the infection, and you will need antibiotics to clear it up. An abscess will not clear up on its own.
Lovett Dental Kohrville is Here For You
Here at Lovett Dental Kohrville, we don’t like to see our patients suffer. If you are in need of emergency dental services, do not worry if you cannot contact us by calling 832.662.3205 because we will willingly take you as a walk-in if you are in the area. Don’t suffer from a dental emergency any longer than necessary.