Don’t Hesitate To Call Us About Dental Emergencies
A dental emergency can happen at any time. You could be walking along the sidewalk, trip and fall, and knock out the tooth. Or you could be playing a physical sport, like basketball, and take an elbow to the mouth. Your dentist in Aurora knows that about 14% of people will experience a dental injury. Do you know what to do if it happens to you?
If not, that’s cool! We’ve got a list of dental mishaps and tips on how to approach the situation. Knowledge is power.
Three dental emergencies we see at Village Green Dental
- Chipped or broken teeth. If this happens to you, call our team right away. If a chip or break results from impact, rinse your mouth and eliminate dirt or debris. Since sports activities are often to blame, it’s imperative you wear a mouthguard. It will protect your smile, preventing these situations from even arising. Contact our office for your very own custom-made sports mouthguard.
- This can happen out of the blue. It can attack with piercing pain or be more of a throb. For temporary relief, put a warm cloth on your cheek. If it’s swollen, use a cool compress periodically. It’s also vital you call us right away to get an emergency appointment. The injured tooth is incapable of healing on its own, and even if the pain subsides, it will return. We give you the help you need.
- Knocked-out tooth. The first thing you should do is bite on a clean cloth or gauze. This will slow down and stop the bleeding. If an adult tooth has been knocked out, take it by the crown and give it a rinse. Remove the gauze and insert the tooth back in its socket. If you’re unable to do so, place the tooth in a container with milk or saline solution. Get in touch with our team right away. We will get you in as quickly as possible.
After reading this, we hope you feel more prepared in the event of a dental emergency. We know it’s not a fun situation. It can be scary. But by equipping yourself with this knowledge, you improve your chances of a positive outcome.
Again, don’t forget to pick up the phone if a dental emergency happens to you!
Our Dental Team Handles Dental Emergencies
- Same-day treatment
- Information you can use
- Restorative care
- Attentive, gentle team
- Custom-fitted sports guards.