Dental Emergency


Managing a dental emergency can be tricky most of the time especially when you or beloved one is in pain, however, a quick and appropriate response might help save a tooth in danger. The American Dental Association  strongly recommends that you become familiar with all dental emergency cases just in case you ever have one.


If a Tooth Is Knocked Out

Hold the tooth by the crown (upper part of the tooth) and rinse the root in water if it’s dirty. Do NOT scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments or store in water. The best thing is to gently place the tooth back in its socket or else you can store it in a cup of milk and go to the dentist (with the tooth) immediately.


If You Break a Tooth

Rinse your mouth with warm water to keep the area as clean as possible and apply cold compresses on your face to reduce any swelling. Go to the dentist immediately.


Treat a Bitten Lip or Tongue

By cleaning gently with a cloth and applying cold compresses to make sure you reduce the swelling. If the bleeding is heavy or doesn’t want to stop after a short time, seek immediate help from your dentist or emergency room.


If You Have a Very Strong Toothache

Rinse your mouth with warm water and gently floss to remove any food that may be trapped around it. See your dentist as soon as possible to check the cause of the pain and get immediate relief treatment. Do NOT apply aspirin to the tooth or gum tissues.


A Jaw Injury or Any Possible Fracture

Needs immediate attention at your dentist’s office or an emergency room. Cold compresses are recommended to reduce any possible swelling.


If a Loose or Broken Wire

From your braces is irritating your mouth, you can temporarily cover the wire end with a small cotton ball, or a piece of gauze until you can get to the dentist. Immediate treatment is needed if a wire gets stuck in your cheek, tongue, or gum tissue, but don’t try to pull it out yourself to avoid further complications. Drs. Nicolas & Asp Dental Emergency team is happy to assist you in any emergency.


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