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What to do in case of Dental Emergency


What to do in case of Dental Emergency!

A dental emergency could happen at any time. You could be riding a bicycle or jogging along the trail or just playing with your kids on the playground. You might already know that emergency rooms aren’t the best place to go for dental emergencies; all they can do is give you an anesthetic shot to numb the pain for couple of hours and recommend that you see a dentist.

Fortunately, emergency dentists exist. They are highly trained experienced general practitioners who can deal with any dental emergency at any time. Not only do they provide relief, but also complete treatment so that it looks like the accident didn’t even happen …
Then you can get back to your normal activity in a matter of hours.
As a dentist who works mainly with emergencies, here are some tips on what to do if you ever have one of those unexpected emergencies.
  • If you fell and broke a tooth, make sure to bring the broken piece with you; often your dentist will be able to bond it back. Keep the broken piece in is your own saliva or in milk because hydration is important to prevent change of shade.
  • Even if your tooth or your child’s tooth fell off completely, the best to do is to put it back after cleaning it off. You have a much better chance of complete healing if you do that within half an hour. The sooner the better. If you are not able to place it back, keep it in your own saliva or in milk and find a dentist to put it back for you as soon as possible. In any case, you need to visit your dentist immediately after this happens to treat trauma and align the tooth with a splint.
  • If you have ever experienced sudden pain, you might know already which tooth it came from. Using cloves oil is the best way to reduce pain, which you can find it at your local pharmacy. This will work if you have an open cavity that you can access easily. Taking some leftover antibiotics also helps until you can see your dentist.
  • If you swell up suddenly, place an ice pack on the area for 10 minutes on and then 10 minutes off. This helps to reduce the swelling.
  • If you suffer from headaches, which can’t be connected to any other illness, you probably need to check with your dentist.
  • Necrotic teeth (dead teeth), abscesses, bruxism (clinching and grinding your teeth too hard at night or under stress) or fractured teeth (often as a result of chewing ice) might be the source of your headache. The solution is usually easy, whether it is tooth removal, root canal treatment or a night guard.

I get a lot of patients with severe pain that has lasted over few days; their teeth are usually fine but their gum is not. Most of the time patients think it is their teeth, but x-ray films and examination reveal periodontitis or gingivitis (gum infection). Treatment is relatively easy, but cleaning and prevention is even easier. Flossing every day is a way to stave off gum disease.


  1. Abdiaziz says:

    I like what I’ve read so far. I’m always skeptical because most of the dentist clinics I have visit don’t care about the patient’s pain. They care more about how they will get paid. I understand it’s a business and they clinic has to make their money but showing a little compassion and comfort for the potential patient is not bad. Also they don’t give any basic information on how to deal with tooth emergency. I do have few teeth hurting because of cavities but I need to get dental insurance because most dental clinics don’t accept cash money. I don’t know if your clinic does but I will check it out. After reading your website it seems promising.

  2. Cherron says:

    Im desperately in need of Dental care, but my all my money is tied up during this time of my life. I do not have health insurance so affordability is my issue for a couple years yet. I already have had work done last year at a Dentist closer to home sunce i lacked transportation a year ago. I disliked the services & the way most Dentists handle a situation when you have many teeth almost all of them that needed fillings replaced, root canals, pulled teeth, emergency crowns, etc & the Dentist will only schedule a 1 hour at a visit & have to wait weeks before the next & so on. Ispent 10 years of going to a Dentist every other week & to still not get my work done before a next cleaning & X-Rays appointment!! I dont have that kind of time & its frustrating to always be in major Dental pain!! In a year from now when I finally can afford Dental care I will definitly be checking out your Dentist since Ive heard good things about your Dental care & procedures & your work. I have to get some old Dental bills from other Dentists paid off first since they already went to collection agencys since I couldnt afford to pay them right away & To make things worse there Dental work only held up for 2 weeks so I created these bills for unsatisfactory work & pain relief that was extremely short lived!! Im hoping to have better luck next year at your Dental clinic!! Sincerely Cherron Rood.??

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