Your Dentist In Plymouth Accepts Dental Emergencies – Always Call!
Call Us About Emergency Dental Issues Today
- Identify and address the issue
- Have your pain eradicated right away
- Minimize your need for larger dental interventions
- Prevent a serious infection from developing
- Increase your chances of saving your injured tooth.
Here’s a surprising fact: An average of 14% of people will experience a dental emergency in their lifetime. Should you ever fall into that grouping, it’s vital to have an action plan in place to ensure that you’re prepared for anything.
Toothache – Tooth pain levels can vary. In some cases, they may come on suddenly and feel debilitating, while in others, they may feel dull and throbbing. Whether pain is brought on by injury, decay, an infection, a lost restoration, or another reason, the best way to manage it temporarily is by holding a warm cloth against your cheek. Of course, you should also call Select Dental Group right away to have your tooth assessed. Though the pain may subside, it’s important to remember that teeth do not heal on their own. Visiting our office will ensure that your tooth receives the attention and treatment it needs.
Chipped/Broken Tooth – A chipped or broken tooth should be seen by our team right away. If the damage has been caused by impact, remove any possible dirt or debris by rinsing your mouth as soon as possible, and use medication to control the pain until you visit our office.
Knocked-Out Tooth – To help stop bleeding, bite on a clean cloth or gauze. If the tooth in question is permanent, rinse it and gently hold it only by its crown (the white enamel part). Then remove the gauze and put the tooth back in its socket. If you’re not able to do this, place the tooth in a container with milk or saline solution. It’s also vital that you call and see us immediately.
Extruded Tooth – An extruded tooth is one that’s somewhat displaced from its natural position, often because of a sports-related impact. If your tooth is pushed inward or outward, leave it as it is and call us, your dentist in Plymouth, for immediate help.
Badly Bitten Lip Or Tongue –In the case of a swollen lip or tongue, an ice pack will help minimize the swelling. For bleeding issues, a clean cloth or gauze can be used to press down on the area. Should the bleeding continue, see your nearest hospital to be assessed by an ER doctor right away.
Lost Filling – A lost filling can create sharp edges that may aggravate your cheek or tongue while also trapping food remnants, which can lead to further dental issues. Until you’re able to see us – make a point of calling right away to schedule an appointment – protect your tooth by using orthodontic wax or sugarless chewing gum to cover the exposed area.
Remember: The sooner your dental emergency is dealt with, the more likely you are to have a better, healthier outcome. Call us at Select Dental Group as soon as a need arises, and we’ll see you as soon as possible!