InSmile Dental
Dr. Behram Shah

How do I respond to some common dental emergencies?

Though we never know exactly when an emergency may occur, we can always be prepared for the most common dental emergencies that arise in Wylie, TX. A few specific things may help determine if you are experiencing a dental emergency.

Treat a Knocked-Out Tooth Promptly

One condition where you should seek urgent dental care is when one of your permanent teeth gets knocked out. Treat this as an emergency because your timely action is needed to save the tooth. If this ever happens, your emergency dentist recommends these immediate measures:

  1. Don’t touch the tooth root, only handle it by the crown
  2. Rinse with clear warm water
  3. If the tooth can go back into its original socket, place it there and secure it with gauze
  4. If you can’t replace it, keep the tooth moist with water or milk
  5. Call our dental office immediately

Dental Pain Can Be an Emergency

Dental pain is never a welcome sign, but it can have a multitude of meanings. If you have a toothache, the first thing your emergency dentist will want is to know the pain’s intensity.

When it hurts, you may be suffering from the following:

  • An abscessed tooth
  • A fractured tooth or crown
  • Sudden heat and or cold sensitivity
  • Red and irritated gums

Early treatment is essential when you suffer from an abscessed or infected tooth because the infection spreads and intensifies. Also, where you have a broken tooth or dental crown, your nerve may be irritated and lead to intense pain, and you’ll want to seek immediate relief.

Contact Your Emergency Dentist in Wylie, TX

Are you experiencing a dental problem that may need urgent dental care? Your best and first course of action should be to give us a call. Our caring staff will advise you and ensure that we resolve your emergency skillfully and promptly.

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