Experiencing a dental emergency can be a very stressful time. Whether it’s you or a family member, you may worry about whether or not your smile will ever be the same. Here at Ramona Main Street Dental, we understand the importance of emergency visits and offer them to all our patients.
A dental emergency is typically when a severe injury has happened to the teeth. It can be brought on by a sudden blunt force to the mouth or if a tooth has begun to experience an abscess. However, there can be other signs of an emergency that can go unnoticed, such as swelling or general pain in the tooth.
While you may be unsure of what a true dental emergency is, see a dentist immediately if you experience any of the following:
If you have knocked out a tooth, it may not always be lost. Retrieve the tooth and rinse it with water to remove any debris. If possible, attempt to place to tooth back in the socket, but be sure not to force it.
If it cannot remain in the socket, place the clean tooth in a cup of milk, saliva, or a cup of water with a bit of salt. Try to see our Ramona Main Street Dental dentists as soon as possible, as teeth can quickly lose their viability the longer they remain outside the mouth.
On the other hand, if you’re dealing with symptoms like a general tooth pain or a chipped tooth, these do not qualify as dental emergencies. You’ll be able to wait for a convenient time to come in and see our Ramona dentists.
When dealing with a dental emergency, it’s important to keep calm and try to reduce the chance of any long term damage. Our dentists at Ramona Main Street Dental want nothing but the best for your dental health. If you’re suffering from any of the issues above, give us a call today to come in as soon as possible.