When a dental emergency happens, knowing how to react can make all of the difference. Today, Dr. Miranda and our team at Texas Dental have put together the following information to help you decide whether you should visit an emergency dentist or not.
What to Do If a Tooth Gets Knocked Out
If one of your teeth gets knocked out, the first step is not to panic. If you can, gently rinse the tooth and place it back in its socket. If that’s not an option, you can keep the tooth between your cheek and gum, or even in a glass of milk in a pinch. Then, get to an emergency dentist as soon as possible.
How to React If You Chip a Tooth
If you chip a tooth, your reaction should depend on how severe the chip is. If the chip is causing you pain or if it’s cutting your mouth, call an emergency dentist. Otherwise, you may be able to wait to get treatment at a more convenient time.
What to Do About a Toothache
Toothaches can have many causes. It may be something as simple as a piece of food residue irritating your gum, or something as severe as an infection in the pulp or nerve of your tooth. If you are in serious pain, get to an emergency dentist for help. If your discomfort is more mild, you can try gently rinsing with warm salt water to see if that eases your pain.
Call Us If You Are Unsure!
If you’re unsure whether your dental issue is an emergency, your pain level is a good barometer. However, it’s always a good idea to call our office — in many cases, we can provide same-day emergency treatment. To ask our team any questions or to schedule your next appointment, call our San Antonio office today!Contact Us