A few minutes can make a huge difference in dental emergencies. Trauma to the mouth or the face resulting from an accident or a sports-related injury can result in a dental emergency and requires swift action. A moment’s delay or the wrong treatment can create complications. At Star City Dental, we can help you avoid these complications by offering professional emergency care for all your dental accidents. We offer a wide range of emergency dentistry services to help restore your dental health to optimal conditions.
Chipped or Broken Teeth
A chipped or partially broken tooth may or may not count as a dental emergency. However, you should visit your dentist as soon as possible to ensure it doesn’t lead to tooth decay. Make sure you collect all the pieces as the dentist may recommend dental bonding to repair the broken tooth. You may also need to get a crown to improve the structural integrity of the damaged tooth.
Knocked Out Tooth
If your tooth comes clean out of the socket, you will need to visit the dentist and get emergency treatment within an hour. Make sure you pick the tooth up from the crown and place it in a glass of milk to keep it moist and preserve it as you make your way to the dentist.
If your mouth is bleeding, but you don’t have any signs of any injury to the tooth, it indicates soft tissue injuries such as that to the tongue, gums, or cheeks. You will have to place a wet-gauze on the injured area to control the bleeding as you make your way to a dentist. Make sure to rinse your mouth with a saltwater solution as it helps fight off bacteria and prevent infection formation.
A broken dental filling is not exactly an emergency. Still, it is best attended to as soon as possible to prevent tooth decay, especially if your tooth is already quite damaged. Make sure you schedule an appointment with your dentist at your earliest possible convenience.
There can be multiple reasons why you may have dental pain, and all of them indicate a dental emergency. If you are experiencing dental trauma because of an injury, then you need to visit a dentist immediately. Make sure to apply a cold compress on the swollen or paining area to numb the pain a little. The pain can also indicate root infection or tooth decay, which can spread or worsen if left unattended. If the pain becomes unbearable, take an over the counter pain killer such as aspirin or ibuprofen for the time being. Make sure you inform your dentist of any medicine you may have taken when you go in for emergency dental care.
An abscess is an indication of a bacterial infection near the root of a tooth. It requires emergency care and needs professional care. The dentist will drain out the abscess carefully to ensure the infection doesn’t spread anywhere else. They will then assess the damage caused by the abscess and identify the best follow-up treatment. Often the patient requires a full root canal to restore the mouth to optimal functionality and maintain oral health.
An extruded tooth is one that doesn’t come out completely, or it hangs loosely in the socket. If you notice your tooth is longer than the other and is loose, you should immediately consult your dentist. Do not touch the loose tooth as it may dislodge from the socket completely, and you may need a tooth replacement. You should visit your dentist immediately as they can provide you the necessary dental care to save the tooth. If you have an impacted tooth that has become dislodged in the gums, the dentist will extract it alleviating the pain and discomfort.
Object Stuck in the Teeth
If you have something stuck in your teeth that won’t come out even after flossing and brushing it, it is best to immediately visit your dentist. Leaving it in the teeth can produce harmful bacteria and can be quite uncomfortable, and continuously tampering with it can damage your teeth. Book an appointment with your dentist so they can get it out for you without damaging your teeth.
At Star City Dental, we provide emergency dentistry services as well as cosmetic dentistry services. We not only try to keep the damage to a minimum but also ensure that we maintain your oral health and visual appeal.