Regents Dental accepts emergency appointments!
There are a number of simple precautions you can take to avoid injury to your teeth. One way to reduce the chances of damage to your teeth, lips, cheek and tongue is to wear a mouth guard when participating in sports or recreational activities that may pose a risk. Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth.
Accidents do happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Regents Dental Group reserves time in their daily schedules for emergency patients. Remember, pain is a signal that something is wrong—a problem that will not disappear even if the pain subsides.
TIPS FOR DEALING WITH DENTAL EMERGENCIES
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss or an interdental cleaner to ensure that there is no food or other debris caught between the teeth. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue. Contact Regents Dental Group immediately!
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Use cold compresses on the area to keep any swelling down. Call Regents Dental Group immediately!
Depending on the size and location of the crack, treatment may vary from bonding to root canal treatment. A severely cracked tooth may need extraction. Regents Dental Group will determine the best treatment for you!
KNOCKED OUT TOOTH
Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse off the root of the tooth in water if it’s dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket. If that isn’t possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk and get to Regents Dental Group as quickly as possible. Remember to take the tooth with you!
OBJECTS CAUGHT BETWEEN TOOTH
Try to gently remove the object with dental floss; avoid cutting the gums. Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth. If you can’t dislodge the object using dental floss, contact Regents Dental Group immediately!
BITTEN LIP OR TONGUE
Clean the area gently with a cloth and apply cold compresses to reduce any swelling. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, go to a hospital emergency room immediately!