Help! I have a toothache.
If you are having a dental emergency, we want to see you today. Here are a few of the most common emergencies and what you should be doing as you give us a call.
Rinse with warm salt water. Use cold compress if swelling is noted. Call us as soon as possible to prevent pain from getting worse.
If you suspect your jaw to be broken, call our office or the hospital as soon as possible. We will examine your jaw and take a panoramic radiograph to determine if a break has occurred. In these cases, we will often refer you to an oral surgeon for further diagnosis and treatment.
Rinse with warm salt water and call us as soon as you can. If the tooth has not started to hurt, we can provide treatment before it does. If you have lost the part of tooth that broke off, don’t worry, we do not need it.
If you have dislodged an entire front tooth, we need to see you immediately. Put the tooth in warm milk and do not clean the tooth root. Once you arrive; we will clean, reposition, and splint the tooth. The more time that goes by, the less chance of integration.