Are you in need of urgent dental care in Gilbert? If you are facing a dental emergency, experiencing oral pain or are simply unsure of whether your condition qualifies as a dental emergency, read on below to know what to do in each situation and contact Lifetime Family Dental for your emergency appointment as soon as possible.
First, you should thoroughly clean the area around the sore tooth or teeth. Use dental floss and/or rinse vigorously with warm salt water to dislodge anything that might be stuck between your teeth. To address any swelling in the face, apply a cold compress. Avoid touching aspirin on the aching tooth or gums, but you may take acetaminophen for pain. Visit your dentist in Gilbert, Lifetime Family Dental, as soon as you can.
Knocked out (adult) tooth
Make sure you find an save the tooth. When picking up the tooth, do so by the top (crown), and not the root portion to avoid unnecessary contamination. You can lightly rinse the tooth, but do not thoroughly clean the tooth or touch it any more than you have to. Attempt to reinsert it in its socket. Try to hold the tooth in place by biting down on some clean gauze or cloth. If you are unable to reinsert the tooth, place it in a cup containing water or milk and take it with you to see your Gilbert dentist IMMEDIATELY! Time is a vital factor when it comes to salvaging a lost tooth.
I may have a broken jaw
If you suspect that you or your child’s jaw may be broken, attempt to keep the jaw from moving at all by wrapping a tie, towel or handkerchief around your head & jaw and immediately go to the emergency room.
It is important to try and find and save any of the broken fragments, just as we mentioned in the knocked out tooth category. Rinse any dirt or debris out of the injured area with warm water and apply a cold compresses to the face in the proximity of the broken tooth or teeth. Immediately reach out to Lifetime Family Dental or another emergency dentist for urgent dental care in Gilbert.
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