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Dr. Behram Shah
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How to Handle a Dental Emergency in Wylie, TX

May 28, 2020
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Posted By: Dr. Behram Shah
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From chipped teeth to a knocked-out tooth, dental emergencies can impact and reduce your ability to chew, eat, speak, or smile confidently. According to the American Dental Association, the majority of dental emergencies are preventable through proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups. 

Even with diligent and meticulous care of your teeth and gums, unexpected oral health issues can still arise. Our dental team at InSmile Dental is available in emergencies to assess and treat your situation.

During a dental emergency, we advise that you call us as soon as you can so we can determine whether you should see us right away or if you can wait until the next available appointment.

Once you walk through our doors, our first goal is pain relief and management to reduce your stress and anxiety. After a comprehensive examination of your issue, we will be able to go through your treatment plan together. 

Broken Teeth

Broken, fractured, and damaged teeth should be seen by us immediately. Before you can come in, there are some things you can do to relieve your pain and prevent further damage. 

  • Rinse mouth with warm water
  • Apply a cold compress on the area for 20 minutes at a time
  • Take over-the-counter pain medication to help manage discomfort

Knocked-Out Tooth

If you have dislodged your tooth, we may be able to treat it if you can come in within two hours of the injury. In the meantime, you can:

  • Rinse mouth with warm water
  • Gently handle the tooth by the crown and rinse any dirt and debris away
  • Keep the root from drying out by keeping it in your mouth
  • The tooth can also be placed in a cup of milk
  • See us right away

Injury

If you have injured your tongue, lip, or cheek, or have bleeding gums, we recommend that you:

  • Gently rinse your mouth with saltwater
  • Apply pressure to injury with clean gauze to stop bleeding
  • Apply cold compress to the site for 20 minutes at a time
  • If the bleeding does not stop, head to your closest emergency room

Call Our Wylie Office When You Have a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can be sudden and unexpected, but your emergency dentist in Wylie, TX can relieve your pain quickly. Call InSmile Dental so our gentle and compassionate dental team can treat your oral health problem right away. 

 

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