If you ever suffer from a dental emergency or get any injuries relating to teeth, gums, or other areas of the mouth, it should never be ignored. A broken tooth, a lost filling, severe toothache, or a dental infection can be quite disturbing. Getting immediate medical attention can help have quick pain relief or even save from tooth loss.
Ignoring oral or dental issues could increase the risk of permanent teeth damage or even severe and costly treatments to save the teeth.
Dental Problems That Require Emergency Dental Treatment
The most common dental issues that need urgent emergency care are as follows:
- Severe toothache
- Broken or cracked tooth
- Loose or lost tooth
- Severe bleeding
- Dental abscess or infection
- Soft tissue injuries
- Partially displaced or projected teeth
- Sharp objects stuck between the teet
When you get an unforeseen dental emergency or accident, do not overlook them. Instead, follow any of the below alternatives in such a situation:
- Call your dentist at Shepherd Dental for an emergency appointment.
- Stay calm and try to manage it by yourself till you reach our dentist.
What to Do in Case a Dental Emergency Occurs?
If you encounter a dental emergency, know how to deal with the situation before reaching us. Follow these measures to get control of the problem:
- Breathe In
If you meet a dental emergency, calm down and get hold of the situation. Breathe in, analyze the situation and decide what to do next - whether to deal with it yourself or call your dentist at Shepherd Dental for an emergency.
- React Carefully.
If your tooth or a dental appliance is dislodged or fallen, handle it with care and take them to your emergency dentist as he might be able to restore or fix them.
- If You Have a Severe Toothache, Rinse Your Mouth With Warm Water.
Rinse your mouth using warm water to get temporary relief from toothache. Call your emergency dentist at Shepherd Dental and visit them as soon as possible.
- Handle the Broken/ Loose Wires of Your Orthodontic Devices With Care.
If your orthodontic appliance's wires get loose or broken, cover the sharp edges using gauze or orthodontic wax. If the broken wire of the dental device gets stuck in any part of your mouth, do not attempt to pull it out by yourself. Instead, call your emergency dentist and visit them soon.
- If You Have a Knocked-Out Tooth, Handle It Gently by the Crown.
Find your knocked-out tooth and try to put it back in place. If not possible, place it in a glass of warm salt water or milk and reach your emergency dentist as soon as possible. He might be able to save the knocked-out tooth if you reach him in one hour.
- For Wounds, Control Bleeding and Swelling.
If you have a bitten tongue or lips that bleed severely, try to control the bleeding by gently pressing a cotton gauze. If there is swelling, use a cold compress. If the bleeding continues, visit the emergency dentist.
Call Shepherd Dental at (210) 820-0400 or visit us at 235 E Hildebrand Ave #100 San Antonio, TX 78212 for more details.