Our team offers dental emergency care for cracked and chipped teeth, or even sudden discomfort or a knocked-out tooth. We can even help outside of normal business hours if needed. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist talks about our approach to emergency dental care, and how you can ease discomfort.
Call Us Right Away!
When you suffer an injury to your tooth, or experience a sudden discomfort, you should let us know. Kids and adults alike need to have their dental emergencies addressed quickly to avoid complications like tooth decay and infection. If your situation happens outside of normal business hours, and this is usually the case, then give our team a call right away. We will arrange for a time to see you or your child and offer treatment. However, there are a few steps you can take to help limit discomfort and complications until we can see you for treatment!
Easing Your Discomfort
If a tooth is aching, or an object is caught between them, then gently floss on either side and rinse with warm water. If this fails to address the issue, don’t use anything other than floss as you risk damaging your tooth or gums.
If a crown or filling is loose or lost, avoid sugary foods and drinks, or very hot or cold items, as the tooth will be very sensitive.
If a tooth is cracked or broken, try to cover any pieces and if possible, bring them with you. Rinse with warm water and use cloth or gauze to control the bleeding. An ice pack or cold compress to the side of the face can reduce facial swelling.
If a tooth is knocked out, then pick it up by the crown, never touch the root, and place it in the socket or in a sealed container of salt water or milk. Bring it with you to the office.
For all of these scenarios, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever to ease discomfort.
Repairing and Restoring Your Smile
Our team could use bonding and contouring to offer repair in only one visit, and could also employ lifelike crowns for more severe injuries. A visit now is also a chance to use your 2022 dental insurance benefits before they expire at the end of the year. If you have any questions, then give our team a call today.
Your Garland, TX, Dentist Provides Emergency Dental Care
Don’t let minor damage lead to aching teeth and serious complications. To learn more about keeping your teeth healthy and whole, then please schedule a consultation today by contacting Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX at (972)-530-0552. You can also find our practice at 6850 N Shiloh Rd, Suite C Garland, TX 75044.