At South Georgetown Dental, we offer emergency dental care services for all of our patients.
Dental Emergency checklist:
Contact us immediately if you’re experiencing any of the following.
Bleeding from the mouth
Swelling in the mouth or facial area
Severe pain caused by hot or cold food or beverages when biting
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may have a dental emergency and should contact South Georgetown Dental immediately. It is crucial that you describe exactly what has happened and how you are feeling.
What to do when Suffering from Emergency Dental Problems
A toothache is a sign of more serious oral issues. It can indicate an infection in or around the affected tooth. You can use over the counter painkillers such as Advil to alleviate some of the discomfort but you should book an appointment with us so we can stop any future damage. Here is an article on the most common causes for Toothaches.
If you have chipped and cracked your teeth, but feel no pain, then you can wait a few days to see a dentist. You should pay close attention when eating and drinking so that you don’t cause any further damage. With minor chips, we are able to smooth out the tooth or add composite filling materials in order to repair them. If your tooth has cracked, that is a sign of internal and external damage, which constitutes a dental emergency. Cracked teeth can be so severe that sometimes the damaged teeth cannot be saved. If you have a fractured tooth, you should call us immediately to book a dental emergency appointment and do the following:
Rinse your mouth with warm water.
If the fracture was caused by
any facial trauma, pot a cold
compress on the area in order
to reduce swelling.
You can take acetaminophen in
order to alleviate any pain that
you may be experiencing.
When you visit your dentist, they will take an x-ray, whereby they will be able to clearly see the damage and diagnose the condition of your chipped/cracked teeth. If they notice that the tooth pulp has been damaged, they may recommend a root canal. If it is still intact, then the affected teeth can be restored with a crown.
Knocked-out teeth are considered a medical emergency and you should see your dentist immediately. It is a dental emergency because it not only affects the nerves but impacts the support tissues and blood vessels of the teeth.
In the instance that you knock-out a tooth, you should:
- Remove the tooth by the crown and avoid touching the root of the tooth.
- Rinse the tooth off with water, but make sure not to scrub it, as this could remove the tissues attached to it.
- call South Georgetown Dental
If you have a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to contact South Georgetown Dental. Our team of qualified dentists are here to help!