Do you know how to respond to a dental emergency that affects you or your child? Responding to urgent oral health issues can help keep you comfortable until you can visit your dentist. There are also steps you can take to protect vital oral tissue until your appointment. Our pediatric dentist offers emergency dentistry for the treatment of broken and knocked out teeth as well as toothaches.
Urgent dental issues can be distressing and uncomfortable. The first step to handling dental emergencies is to contact your dentist as quickly as possible. The sooner you call, the sooner our team can work you into our schedule. We recommend keeping our business cards in your purse, wallet, work desk, and vehicle. It’s also a good idea to add contact information including phone numbers and addresses for your family’s dental providers in your mobile phone.
When calling for an emergency dentistry appointment, be sure to provide details about the nature of your situation. Details such as your symptoms, when and how they began, and the circumstances of dental injuries can help our team prepare for your visit.
Keep Save-a-Tooth solution on hand. Save-A-Tooth solution can be used to keep pieces of broken teeth alive until your appointment. This solution increases the likelihood that pieces of your tooth can be reattached. You can find Save-A-Tooth solution in most large supermarkets and pharmacies. If you do not have this product on hand, place a broken tooth or its pieces in milk.
If you develop a toothache, it’s important to schedule an appointment as quickly as possible. While you wait for your appointment, there are steps you can take to maintain your comfort. Taking over the counter pain medications like Tylenol or Advil can help offset tooth pain. Gargling salt water a few times a day also mitigates discomfort from toothaches, too.
If your child has developed a dental injury or toothache, call The Smiley Tooth Pediatric Dental Specialists to reserve an appointment.