4 Tips for Dental Emergencies

Oh no! Something has happened and it definitely does NOT feel great.

Have no fear the top emergency dentist in Grand Prairie is just a call away. We know nothing can be more unsettling than a sudden trauma to your teeth and in the case of an emergency, we want to see you as quickly as possible.

Here are 4 tips for dental emergencies that you can follow right after an injury or sudden pain.
In the case of a knocked-out tooth, attempt to locate the tooth and handle it by the crown only. Rinse your mouth with warm water but do not wash away any more of the tooth. The tooth can be put in a cup of milk or water with a pinch of salt until you visit the dentist. In some cases, the dentist may be able to salvage the lost tooth.
Apply a cold compress to the mouth or jaw to reduce swelling. If you fear your jaw may be fractured or broken you need to get to the hospital immediately.
If you suffer from dental trauma while wearing headgear or braces you may have exposed wiring in your mouth. It is important to apply orthodontic wax or gauze to any wires poking out to stop damage to the inside of your mouth.
Toothaches can be extremely painful, you won’t want to wait too long to see a dentist. It is recommended to use warm water to rinse your mouth and a cold compress on your cheek if your tooth is causing swelling. You may also want to take ibuprofen or acetaminophen to help with the pain, but chances are you’ll need a stronger pain reliever that only a dentist can prescribe.
If a dental emergency occurs, don’t skip a visit to the dentist!
Dr. Andre Gaultier is your emergency dentist in Grand Prairie ready to come to your aid. Call us immediately when you have a dental emergency as failing to seek treatment can result in the need for more extensive and costly dental care.

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