A dental emergency is any situation that requires immediate dental care and attention. This can range from a small chip on a tooth to a severe injury to the mouth or face. Common injuries include soft tissue trauma, fractured teeth, knocked-out teeth, and more. Many patients describe their pain as excruciating; however, it's important to remain calm and seek prompt dental treatment to prevent further damage and complications. If you ever have a dental emergency, call Rand Center for Dentistry at (973) 370-8917 and schedule a same-day appointment!Call us now!
You should get professional help for any dental problem as soon as possible to avoid the risk of permanent damage and infection. In case of any dental emergency, you should call your dentist immediately for help. And as you're waiting to see the dentist, follow these tips:
If a tooth gets knocked out of your mouth, rinse the tooth and try to put it back in its place. If that creates more pain, place it in a small container with milk or saliva. Come visit the dentist as soon as possible.
Cracked or Chipped Tooth
If you have a cracked or chipped tooth, you should rinse your mouth with warm water to get rid of any fragments in the mouth. If you're bleeding, place a piece of gauze on the wound until it stops bleeding. Also, apply a cold compress on your face to reduce swelling.
If your filling falls out, use a piece of sugar-free gum to fill the cavity temporarily, and avoid eating anything sticky until the appointment. Avoid using aspirin on the pain as it may irritate the soft tissues.
If you experience severe blunt force trauma to the mouth, you should also seek medical help immediately as it may be accompanied by other serious injuries.
Broken orthodontic appliances
Braces and wires that are loosened or damaged should be fixed as soon as possible, as these orthodontic appliances may put pressure on the teeth and may cause cuts or lacerations on the gums if not taken care of in time. By the time you reach our emergency dentist, cover the exposed wire tip with wax or gauze to prevent chafing.
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