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Emergency Dentistry Overview

added on: March 10, 2017

Do you know what you should do in case of a dental emergency? If you have a broken tooth, problems with your gums, or anything else that crops up suddenly and unexpectedly, it can constitute a dental emergency. Even when you take great care of your teeth and mouth, the unexpected can happen, and you may find that you need to have some emergency dentistry services. It is a good idea to have some idea of what you should do in the event of different types of emergencies, naturally.

Dealing With Damaged Teeth

When you have tooth damage, it is important to get in touch with the dentists in Waco to set up an appointment or an emergency visit based on the severity of the injury. If you break the tooth, be sure to rinse it with warm water. You can also use a cold compress on your face near the area of the affected tooth. If the tooth has come out, you need to be careful handling it to keep it in good condition. You should try to put it back in the socket if possible. If not, you can put it in a container with milk. Make sure you bring it along with you to the dentist.

Dealing With Soft Tissue Damage

For injuries to the soft tissue of the mouth, be sure to rinse the mouth with saltwater. Apply pressure to any bleeding areas with gauze until the bleeding stops. If the bleeding continues, get in touch with the emergency dental care services.

Cutting Down on Potential Dental Emergencies

While knowing what to do for dental emergencies is important, it is also a good idea to know how you can avoid some of those emergencies in the first place. You need to be careful when you are engaging in any type of contact sports, for example. Consider getting a mouth guard. In addition, do not use your teeth as a tool for opening bottles or cans. Those sorts of activities have the potential to cause some serious problems for your teeth.

Experiencing a Dental Emergency? Contact Us Immediately

You can learn more when you contact us at Corbet Locke, DDS by calling 254-776-4888 or through the contact page.