What To Do If You Have A Dental Emergency?
It’s always possible for accidents to happen, they are a part of life after all. If something does happen and causes a dental emergency, it’s important that you understand what to do and don’t panic. Knowing what to do in a dental emergency can mean the difference between repairing a tooth and losing a tooth completely. Your dentist at Pearlfection Dentistry in Frederick, MD, can help you understand what to do in a dental emergency.
What to do in a Dental Emergency
A dental emergency can be scary, but if you talk to your dentist in Frederick, MD, beforehand about what to do, you can be prepared and save your smile. If you’ve been playing and accidentally get hit in the face and lose a tooth, the first thing that you should do is assess the situation. If the tooth has fallen out completely, gently rinse any of the dirt off in warm water and be sure to keep the nerves on the end of the tooth protected while rinsing.
Once the tooth is rinsed off and free of any dirt, you can attempt to gently lodge it back into place. If it’s too painful or won’t stay in place, you can put your tooth in a cup of milk to preserve it and keep it safe until you can see your dentist. Call your dentist immediately and see them as soon as possible. The sooner you see them, the more likely they can save your tooth. You can also keep an ice pack on your face to help prevent any swelling that may occur.
Contact Your Dentist Today!
Accidents happen, but they don’t have to be permanent! Contact your general, cosmetic, and restorative dentists, Dr. EJ Stringer, Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. Tammira Badakhshan, Dr. Nikta Pashai, periodontist Dr. Ashley Seals, prosthodontist, Dr. Amos Chi, oral surgeon, Dr. Brian Chang, endodontist, Dr. Pratik Patel, Dr. Leo Perez (Board Certified Oral Surgeon and General Surgeon), and Dr. Leslie Oakes - Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and orthodontist, Dr. Stephen Tigani.
of Pearlfection Dentistry in Frederick, MD, to find out what you should do in a dental emergency. Call today at (301) 663-5550.