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Emergency Dental Care
Luckily dental care is usually something that will happen on a routine basis, something you can plan for and schedule. However, there will be times when dental trauma will occur without notice. This type of abrupt and painful damage requires emergency dental care as soon as possible. When you call the emergency number listed in our contact information one of our on-call staff members will respond and quickly provide the help you need.
What to do During Common Dental Emergencies
During any type of tooth trauma you need to seek emergency dental care from a professional as soon as possible. Our emergency dentist in Lake Mary is always ready to help, and leaves room in our schedule for such emergencies. However, there are some things you can do on your way to the dental office that will help ease pain and potentially save your teeth. If you have an extreme emergency you should visit a hospital emergency room.
Rinse your mouth with warm water. Check to see if there are any lodged food particles or dental trauma causing the pain. If your mouth is swollen, apply a compress. Do not apply any painkiller directly against the gums or teeth.
Objects Caught Between Teeth
First try to use dental floss and gently remove the object. If unsuccessful do not turn to sharp objects like pins or utensils. These can damage your gums and destroy the surface of your teeth. Instead see your dentist.
Broken or Chipped Teeth
First, be sure to save any pieces of the tooth. Next rinse your mouth with warm water and rinse the pieces you have collected. Store the pieces in a small container. If your mouth is bleeding apply some gauze and perhaps a compress. Do what you can to keep swelling and pain down while you seek emergency dental care.
Knocked Out Tooth
If a tooth is completely knocked from place, first retrieve the tooth. Handle it by the top or crown, making sure to avoid touching the roots. Rinse off the tooth and rinse out your mouth with warm water. If possible, try to place the tooth back in place without forcing it and making sure it is facing the right direction. If unable to do so, store the tooth in a small container of milk or water and salt. If you can see your dentist within one hour the tooth has a higher likelihood of being saved.
If you lose a crown or a filling you can use a piece of sugarless gum to cover the cavity as a temporary measure. Clove oil can numb any sensitivity. Do not try and replace the restoration with super glue. If possible you can use toothpaste or denture adhesive to replace the crown before getting emergency dental care.
Call Immediately for Emergency Dental Care
We are here to help you at any time, on any day. If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency, we will do all we can to get you proper treatment as quickly as possible. We understand that accidents happen and often immediate action will be the difference between saving and losing a tooth.
Do not hesitate! For all dental emergencies it is important to see our emergency dentist in Lake Mary as soon as you can. Contact us at our designated number and get emergency dental care right away.
Call Us Now: (407) 804-0770