Direct Dental Trauma: Dental injuries resulting from falls, sports mishaps, or accidents require immediate attention. Whether it's a chipped or cracked tooth or a more severe issue like a knocked-out tooth, quick action is crucial.
Knocked-out Tooth: If you've experienced a permanent tooth being knocked out, here's what to do:
Chipped or Cracked Tooth: If you've chipped or cracked a tooth and have any broken fragments, try to locate them. These pieces can often be reattached by our dental professionals. In cases of excessive bleeding, use a damp towel with gentle pressure and seek immediate care, possibly at an emergency room.
Moderate to Severe Tooth Pain: Intense tooth pain can be indicative of underlying oral health issues such as gum disease or an infected tooth root. These conditions often require root canal treatment to save the tooth from extraction.
Root Canal Treatment: Modern root canal procedures have evolved to become routine and comfortable. Many patients find that the injection of local anesthesia is the most uncomfortable part of the process. With advances in treatment protocols and dental technologies, root canals offer an effective solution for preserving your natural teeth.
We provide free emergency exams to assess your dental emergency. Our focus is on addressing your immediate dental needs and ensuring your well-being.
If a permanent tooth is knocked out, handle it gently by the crown (top part), and try to place it back into its socket. If this isn't possible, store the tooth in a container of cold milk and seek dental care immediately. Time is crucial for successful re-implantation.
If you have a chipped or broken tooth, try to locate any broken fragments. These can often be reattached by our dental professionals. In cases of excessive bleeding, use a damp towel with gentle pressure and seek immediate care, possibly at an emergency room.
Modern root canal procedures are typically not painful. Patients may experience discomfort or pressure, but this is manageable with local anesthesia. Sedation may be provided based on your preferences and needs. Advances in technology and treatment protocols have made root canals more comfortable than ever.
Intense tooth pain, especially when accompanied by swelling, sensitivity to hot or cold, or a bad taste in your mouth, may be signs of an underlying issue requiring prompt dental care. Contact us for an evaluation.
If a bracket or wire on your braces breaks, contact your orthodontist for guidance. In the meantime, you can use orthodontic wax to cover any sharp or protruding edges to prevent irritation or injury to your cheeks, lips, or tongue.
If you have an injury to your gum tissue, rinse your mouth gently with diluted saltwater. Apply a damp towel with gentle pressure to any bleeding areas. Seek prompt dental attention for evaluation and treatment.
Yes, we offer same-day appointments and free emergency exams to accommodate patients with urgent dental needs. Don't hesitate to call us when you have a dental emergency, and we'll ensure you receive swift care.