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When a dental emergency occurs, your first instinct may be to panic. However, with a little planning and information, you can turn panic into action that eases your pain and restores your oral health. Today, our team at Highline Dental wants to share some tips for managing common dental emergencies so you can protect your friends and loved ones.
Toothaches can range from uncomfortable to unbearable. When you first notice your tooth pain, try rinsing your mouth with warm water. Then, check to see if there might be a piece of food or other debris trapped between your teeth and gums that is causing your discomfort. If you find something, you can try gently removing it with a piece of floss. While you might be able to cure a minor toothache at home, more severe toothaches can be a sign of infection or other serious issues and require medical attention. If you are experiencing a painful toothache, call our office and we will walk you through the appropriate next steps.
Protect Cracked or Chipped Teeth
If you crack or chip a tooth, your first priority is to prevent further damage and infection. Gently rinse your mouth with warm water and call our office immediately. In most cases, we can accommodate same-day emergency appointments. Our team will determine the best course of treatment to ease your pain and restore the function of your tooth.
Save a Lost Tooth
No matter what causes a tooth to get knocked out, it is important to know how to react. You can, try to gently place the tooth back in its socket without touching the root. If this is impossible, you can put the tooth between your cheek and gum or in a glass of milk to keep the tooth from drying out while you seek medical attention. If you follow these steps, you improve your chances of saving your tooth.
While we certainly hope that you and your family do not experience any dental emergencies during this holiday season, we hope this information helps you in the event the unthinkable happens. To ask our team anything related to an emergency in dentistry of spring Texas you can ask any questions or to schedule your next visit to our office, at Highline Dental TX !