A dental emergency is a confusing and stressful situation. In this difficult time, our office is here for you. If you need emergency dental care, call our office at 724-418-1536 as soon as possible.
Some situations can be remedied or improved by following a few simple tips. While these suggestions do not solve all problems, they offer first-aid care until our emergency dentist can help you or until you arrive at your local emergency room.
Below we’ve compiled a list of dental emergencies and recommended actions for the situation.
My Temporary Crown Fell Out
If your temporary crown falls out and you still have it, apply a small dab of toothpaste to the temporary tooth. You can also find dental wax or temporary adhesive at most pharmacies. After drying your natural tooth, reattach the temporary crown.
Call our office for an emergency appointment as soon as possible so your temporary crown can be professionally reattached.
I Knocked Out a Tooth
Rinse the tooth gently under water to remove debris. Then, place the tooth in the socket it fell from and hold it in place until you get to our office. If you can’t get it to stay in the socket, put the tooth in a baggie of milk and bring it to us.
At the office, our emergency dentist will determine whether reattachment is possible.
I Cut/Bit My Tongue or Lip
Clean the cut thoroughly and hold a cold compress against it. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, go to your local emergency room.
I Broke or Cracked a Tooth
If you cracked or broke a tooth, you should rinse it immediately with warm water. Then, hold a cold compress against the tooth to reduce swelling on your way to our office for emergency dental care.
I Think I Broke My Jaw
If you think your jaw is broken, apply a cold compress and go to your local emergency room immediately. If you lost or damaged teeth during your injury, please call us as well.
I Have a Severe Toothache
Rinse your mouth and the area around the tooth, then floss around it to make sure that debris isn’t causing the pain. Don’t put an aspirin on the tooth because it can damage your gum tissue.
If the pain persists, call us for an emergency dental appointment.
Something is Caught Between My Teeth
Use dental floss to gently remove the debris, making sure you don’t cut your gums with the floss. Don’t use a sharp instrument to dislodge the debris as that could cause further injury.
If dental floss doesn’t help remove the object, call our office to schedule an appointment. Our emergency dentist will help dislodge the debris.
Please call our office at 724-418-1536 immediately to request an emergency care visit if you experience a severe toothache, lost tooth, badly damage teeth, or find yourself in another precarious dental situation. Our emergency dentist will do his very best to see emergency cases immediately.
If you experience intense bleeding or your emergency extends beyond dental care, please go to the nearest emergency room for assistance.