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Emergency Dentistry at Go Dental Surgery

If you have a dental emergency, you need prompt attention. At Go Dental Surgery, we handle a broad array of dental emergencies such as a throbbing toothache, knocked-out tooth, broken teeth and more. Not sure if you’re experiencing a real dental emergency? Contact our practice straightaway, and we will discuss with you whether or not you need to come in.

Home Care for Addressing a Dental Emergency

It’s essential to know how to address a dental emergency at home until your appointment time. Below are some common dental issues and how to handle them.

  • A Toothache: A toothache can keep you up at night and make eating difficult. You may experience relief by applying a cold compress to the outer cheek as close as possible to the affected tooth. Rinsing your mouth with salt water and taking over-the-counter pain medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen can provide relief as well.
  • Broken or Chipped Teeth: A sports-related trauma or another impact to your mouth can result in tooth damage. If you broke or chipped a tooth, try to save all the pieces you can find. You also can reduce swelling with a cold compress and take OTC pain medications.
  • A Knocked-Out Tooth: This dental emergency is particularly common among children, whether it’s due to a sport-related injury or falling on the playground. Adults, of course, also may have a knocked-out tooth.
  • Putting the tooth back into the empty socket is the best way to handle this type of dental emergency. To pick up the tooth, handle only the upper part (the crown) versus by the root. If the tooth is dirty, you can rinse it in milk or saliva, or suck it clean before placing it into the socket.
  • Bleeding: If your tongue, lips, cheeks or gum have been cut, you should rinse your mouth with salt water and apply a clean gauze to the area and apply pressure. If you experience severe bleeding, you may need sutures.
  • Lost Fillings: One of the quickest and easiest temporary ways to address a filling that has fallen out is to stick a piece of chewed, sugarless gum over the cavity. You also can use an over-the-counter dental cement until your appointment time.

Don’t Suffer!

If you think that you are experiencing a dental emergency, don’t delay seeking care. Please contact us straightaway so we can give you the immediate care you need.

*Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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