Do You Have a Dental Emergency in Syracuse?
You’ve probably heard this before, but the best way to deal with a dental emergency is to avoid experiencing one in the first place. You can avoid many emergencies by seeing your dentist twice per year for routine visits and wearing a mouth guard when participating in athletic activities.
But even with the most careful precautions, a dental emergency can happen, and knowing the best way to handle it can help with the pain and prevent the need for more serious procedures.
Our Top Dental Emergency Tips
- Add dental emergency items to your first aid kit. Over-the-counter analgesics, topical, oral pain relievers, tweezers, gauze, cotton, your dentist’s (or an emergency dentist’s) phone number, and this list of tips should be included.
- If a tooth has been knocked out or pushed deep into gum tissue, get to an emergency dentist within 30 minutes. Any chance of successfully replanting the tooth must be made in this window of time. When a tooth is knocked out, rinse it gently, handling it only by the crown. Place the tooth back into the socket if you can. Call the dentist and get an appointment as soon as possible.
- For a toothache, don’t delay making a call to the dentist. Dental pain rarely goes away on its own and procrastinating almost always makes your condition worse. A toothache can sometimes be repaired with a simple filling; waiting can require a more complicated procedure in the future. Broken teeth will generally need to be repaired or extracted.
- Broken or lost restorations should be replaced or repaired quickly, as leaving the inner chambers open can lead to bacterial infection. Further, always remember to wear a mouth guard when playing sports to prevent trauma from damaging the smile. If teeth are damaged, your provider or an emergency dentist will develop a complete treatment plan to reduce or alleviate pain.
Dental Emergency or Regular Dental Care, We Can Help
We provide emergency care and routine treatments that help keep you from having to experience an oral health emergency. To learn more about dealing with dental emergencies call our dental office today!