What is emergency dental treatment?
Emergency dental treatment is a branch of oral health care designed to diagnose and care for dental emergencies.
If you damage, dislodge, or lose a permanent tooth, it’s important to act as quickly as possible. Making it to RenovaSmiles within an hour of your accident could mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth
What issues does emergency dentistry treat?
At RenovaSmiles, the team provides full-service emergency dental treatment. The team regularly diagnoses and treats:
- Severe toothaches
- Intraoral lacerations
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Knocked-out teeth
- Oral abscesses
You might also benefit from emergency dental treatment if you get a piece of food or other foreign object lodged between your teeth.
If I lose a permanent tooth, what steps should I take?
If you knock out one or more of your permanent teeth, it’s important to act as quickly as possible. First, carefully pick up the tooth by the crown and rinse it off in cool tap water. After removing any dirt or debris, put your tooth in a glass of milk or tuck it inside your cheek.
Next, call the team at RenovaSmiles and let them know what happened. They may be able to provide you with some pain management tips to prevent swelling or further discomfort on your way over.
What if I lose a dental restoration?
If you chip, crack, or lose a crown or filling, it isn’t necessarily a dental emergency. However, you should seek dental treatment as soon as possible.
In the meantime, you can use vaseline, chapstick, or toothpaste as a temporary adhesive. After applying the adhesive to your restoration, carefully place it on top of your tooth and bite down on a dry washcloth evenly.
Afterward, clean off any excess adhesive and call the team at RenovaSmiles. They’ll get you in for an appointment as soon as possible.
Is there any way to prevent the need for emergency dental treatment?
There’s no way to prevent dental emergencies entirely. However, there are steps you can take to significantly lower your risk. For example, if you play contact sports, the team at RenovaSmiles recommends wearing a sports mouthguard.
You should also avoid biting your fingernails or chewing on ice and attend all of your routine dental cleanings and exams to avoid decay and other potential oral health problems that could lead to serious issues.
If you or a loved one requires emergency dental treatment, make an appointment with the team at RenovaSmiles today by calling the office nearest you or clicking the online booking tool.