If you or your child get a tooth knocked out or loosened, don’t panic — even if you see blood. Kenneth Wright, DDS, of Wright Dental in Barrington, Illinois, have the experience to treat any dental emergency. Wright Dental offers same-day appointments, so call right away if you need an emergency dentist.
An emergency dentist is one who treats all types of dental emergencies. While any dental pain may seem like an emergency, you should seek the care of an emergency dentist when you have severe tooth pain or are in danger of permanent or extensive damage to your teeth and gums. Some examples of dental emergencies include:
Sometimes the urgency with which you need to seek dental care depends on you — can you wait? Other ways to determine whether your situation warrants the assistance of an emergency dentist depends on how much and where your teeth are injured or the severity of your tooth pain.
For example, if you have a minor tooth chip or fracture, you can wait until the next available appointment. However, if your tooth is knocked out due to a fall or injury, or if the tooth nerve is exposed or damaged, you should call Wright Dental right away for an appointment or a referral so you can find relief as soon as possible.
It’s important to care for your dental problem, such as a lost tooth, to prevent further damage until you see an emergency dentist. Some tips on how to care common dental problems until you see one of the Wright Dental emergency dentists include:
Recover the tooth, pick it up by the crown, and rinse it gently. Place it back in the tooth socket and hold it there gently, while biting down. If the tooth does not fit well, place it in a small, container filled with milk.
Chipped or cracked tooth
Collect any shards or pieces of the tooth and save them. Rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply a cold compress to your face to keep swelling down.
Rinse your mouth with warm water, then use dental floss to remove any food lodged between your teeth.
If you need an emergency dentist, call or make an appointment online right away.