At Luminous Dentistry, our emergency dentists can treat everything from minor oral pain to severe tooth damage. Here is what you should do if you are having any of the dental crises listed below:
Tooth Ache: As soon as you experience discomfort or pain, consult your Luminous Dentistry emergency dentist.
Broken, Chipped, or Cracked Teeth:
● Apply a cold compress to your face and rinse your mouth with warm water if you have broken, chipped, or misaligned teeth.
● Visit an emergency dentist as soon as possible.
● Bring the tooth fragment that has been shattered or chipped wrapped in damp gauze or a wet towel.
Knocked-out or loose teeth: Call your emergency dentist if a trauma causes your tooth to fall loose. If feasible, gently replace the missing tooth in its socket after falling out. Using a fresh washcloth, hold the tooth in place by the crown. If the tooth is filthy, rinse the root first; do not scour it or cut away any tissues that may be affixed. If reinsertion is not an option, hold the tooth under your tongue and visit a dentist immediately.
Broken Jaw: Visit an emergency room or your Dentist immediately if you have a fractured jaw. Don't visit your Dentist.
Bitten tongue or lip: To minimize swelling, clean the area with a moist towel and apply a cold compress. If there is ongoing or excessive bleeding, go to your emergency dentist or an urgent care center.
1. Tooth Ache: Root canals and tooth extractions may sound like drastic measures to treat a toothache, but doing so will help you avoid more serious long-term issues.
2. Broken or damaged teeth: Veneers, crowns, and fillings can all be used to replace broken or damaged teeth and restore your attractive smile.
3. Missing teeth: If you lose a tooth or teeth unexpectedly, implants and bridges will close the gap.
If you're a current patient and require emergency dental care after hours, call your local office, and they'll put you in touch with our emergency line, where someone will give you advice and suggest the best course of action right away.
Emergency dental care should be sought for severe discomfort, unexpected tooth loss, or uncontrollable bleeding. Call us right away, or walk in right now.