When a dental emergency strikes, it’s no fun at all. In addition to causing significant pain, it can also cause a great deal of angst and worry. In such trying times, you need to know that you can count on your emergency dentist to provide the care you need in an expeditious manner. If you find yourself battling a dental emergency, you can find the help you need to fully recover at Mick Family Dental Care. All you have to do is reach out to us. One of our friendly staff members will schedule a visit with Dr. Mick, while providing the calm and reassurance you need that everything will be okay.
A dental emergency is any situation that causes an abrupt downturn in your oral health, and it usually involves intense pain. There are two basic categories of emergencies: those that either happen suddenly or result from prolonged dental negligence. No matter the cause, what matters most is that you get the help you need to relieve any discomfort and to fully recover.
While you can count on us to provide the care you need when a dental emergency strikes, you still need to know how to initially respond. Here are some tips:
The most common type of dental emergency is a toothache. Typically, it’s the result of decay that has advanced to the inner part of the tooth. However, you should attempt to floss around the pain site to make sure there are no trapped food particles causing the discomfort. Take ibuprofen (if you can medically) to ease the pain and apply ice to the outside of your jaw to decrease any swelling. Be sure to contact us immediately to prevent an abscess forming.
If a tooth is chipped or broken, attempt to locate any missing pieces and place them in a baggy until you visit our office. If the tooth is loose, carefully bite down on a cotton gauze and take ibuprofen to quiet any pain. Until you’re treated, avoid any activity on that side of your mouth.
After washing your hands, carefully grab the dislodged tooth by the crown. Attempt to reinsert the tooth in its proper place, but if that isn’t possible, store it in a cup of milk or water (with a pinch of salt added). This is a very time-sensitive matter, so it’s important that you contact us immediately.
So your tooth won’t be left vulnerable to debris and bacteria entering, which can cause painful infection, attempt to reinsert the dislodged filling or crown using dental adhesive or wax, Until we can permanently restore your oral health, avoid any activity in that area.
It’s much easier to lessen the chances of a dental emergency occurring than it is to treat one. It starts with brushing and flossing on a regular basis. By doing so at least two times a day, you can control the growth of oral bacteria – the prime nemeses to your dental health.
You should also visit us every six months for cleanings and checkups. If there is a developing issue, Dr. Mick can catch it early and provide the care necessary to prevent you having to endure a painful and costly emergency.
In addition to being quite troublesome, dental emergencies can vary greatly. Thus, there is no set price for treatment. To eliminate any guessing, you’ll need to visit our office so that we can perform a full assessment. Based on what you need to recover, we’ll provide a cost estimate. No matter what the issue is, you can count on receiving a fair and competitive price and receiving the absolute best in care!
If you’re faced with a dental emergency, we’re here to help. Contact Mick Family Dental Care to schedule as quickly as possible.