Losing or breaking a tooth as the result of a traumatic injury can be both painful and cause instant panic. When you have a dental emergency, get the immediate dental care you can trust from the team of skilled endodontists at Lakeside Endodontics in Succasunna and Parsippany, New Jersey. They have the training and experience to provide emergency care if you have a dental injury requiring urgent attention. Call the office or use the online booking option to schedule the next available appointment.
While you constantly have to be on the lookout for tooth decay and gum disease, these issues come on slowly and build over time. However, sometimes you’ll have a more urgent problem with your teeth, including:
Any of these can be painful and scary, but it’s important not to panic. Quickly seeing a dentist or endodontist can help you resolve these issues with few lasting effects.
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency requiring emergency care, you can take steps to mitigate the pain and damage until you can get medical attention. These include:
First, rinse your mouth with warm water to clean your teeth. Then gently floss and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. Do not use aspirin on your tooth or gums as this can further damage the area.
Save any pieces of the tooth you can find. Rinse these pieces, then your mouth, carefully with clean water. You can stop any bleeding with a piece of gauze. Use a cold compress for the swelling until you can see a dentist.
Get the tooth if you can, and make sure to handle it by the crown or top of the tooth, not the root. Use warm water to wash any dirt off the root and see if you can put it back in the socket. If not, keep it moist or in a glass of milk if possible, and seek help immediately.
If there’s something more substantial than your last meal stuck in your teeth, try using floss to gently remove it. If that’s impossible, don’t try to force it or use another tool to remove it, just seek help at Lakeside Endodontics immediately.
You can use dental cement, or even a piece of sugar-free gum in a pinch, to close any openings in your teeth until your appointment at Lakeside Endodontics.
Don’t try to cut anything. If a piece of your braces is in an uncomfortable position, try manipulating it with a pencil eraser until you can see an orthodontist.
With these techniques, you can respond quickly to a dental emergency to minimize damage before you see the team at Lakeside Endodontics.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the office or use online booking to check for the next opening.