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If you have a broken or lost tooth, or if there’s pain in your mouth that just doesn’t seem to go away, you need to act fast; waiting too long could lead to needing more advanced procedures and, in the worst case scenario, could cause you to lose teeth. Here at Cary Dental Rejuvenation, Dr. Singh will work quickly to relieve your pain and stop the damage from growing worse. Call us immediately as soon as you notice that something is wrong.
Why Choose Cary Dental Rejuvenation for Emergency Dentistry?
- Advanced Technology for Accurate Diagnoses and Effective Treatment
- Dentist Experienced in the Fields of Restorative and Implant Dentistry
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
Step one should always be to make an appointment; dental emergencies will not get better unless they’re treated, and the chances of success are much higher if the issue is addressed as early as possible. When you call our office, we can give you advice for staying comfortable and avoiding further injury until we can see you. Since it pays to be prepared, here are some first aid tips for dealing with some of the most common dental emergencies.
While there are a few different reasons for tooth pain, you should assume it’s an emergency if the discomfort is severe or lasts for more than two days. You can use over-the-counter painkillers and ice packs to keep the discomfort and swelling under control while you wait for treatment. If you are experiencing a toothache, call us immediately. We are also available by phone after hours and weekends, and Dr. Singh will perform a thorough diagnosis to allieviate pain and discomfort.
Avoid swallowing any broken pieces and try to save them if you can; in most cases we can try and repair your tooth, although an extraction might need to be considered if the damage is too severe. If you notice any bleeding, hold a piece of gauze over the area for about ten minutes.
Find the tooth and carefully pick it up by the end that’s used for chewing. (Touching the root could damage it and prevent replanting.) Reinsert it into its socket if you can; if that fails, save it in a glass of milk instead. You should try to reach our practice in less than an hour.
Apply clove oil to your tooth if it’s feeling sensitive. If the crown is still intact, you can reattach it with dental cement. (Note that this is a temporary solution and is no substitution for professional treatment.) Avoid chewing with your damaged tooth, and only eat soft foods until your restoration can be repaired.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Avoid biting down on hard objects, like fingernails and peppermints, that could crack your teeth. You should also always use scissors or another tool to open packages instead of using your mouth. When playing sports, always wear a mouthguard to lower the risk of injury.
Several emergencies can be caused by poor oral hygiene. Be sure to brush twice a day, and always include flossing as part of your daily routine. You’ll also have a much greater chance of avoiding oral health problems if you see Dr. Singh for checkups and cleanings once every six months.
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
A patient with a toothache will need a different kind of treatment than one who lost their tooth altogether. We’ll walk you through your treatment plan and provide a reliable estimate of the cost. Remember that the most important thing is to relieve your pain and restore your oral health; if the issue isn’t properly addressed now, it could require a much more costly procedure later. Always put the overall safety of your smile first!