What You Should Know About Emergency Dental Care

A dental emergency can shake even the most calm, cool, and collected individual. However, knowing what to do during a dental emergency Emergency Dental Careand how your dentist can treat your damaged tooth is a vital part of keeping your cool and handling the situation effectively and with ease. Find out more about dental emergency care and what you can do to help your dentist save your tooth at Gwinnett Denture Center in Lawrenceville, GA.

What should I do if:

…my tooth is knocked out? 
If your tooth is completely knocked out of your mouth, schedule an appointment with your dentist immediately. The faster you get to your dentist, the more likely they can save your tooth. Find the tooth and store it in a container of milk. Bring it with you to your dental appointment.

…I experience a toothache? 
Toothaches are usually a sign that the tooth’s nerve has become damaged by injury or decay. If you experience a toothache, you should get in to see your dentist as soon as possible. Over-the-counter pain medications or a cold compress can help manage the symptoms of a toothache. If you experience a fever or find an abscess, which usually looks like a pimple on the gums, schedule an immediate emergency dental appointment.

…I find a dental abscess? 
Dental abscesses are a sign that your damaged tooth has become infected. Due to its location, a dental abscess can be a serious issue and should be seen by your dentist immediately.

…my tooth breaks? 
Depending on the situation, your broken tooth may cause pain or be painless. In either case, try to save the broken parts of the tooth. See your Lawrenceville dentist as soon as possible to repair the damaged tooth and treat the underlying cause of the break.

…my tooth chips or cracks? 
A chipped tooth usually only causes cosmetic damage and normally does not put your tooth in any direct danger. However, if your tooth is cracked, you should see your dentist as soon as possible, especially if the crack extends below the gumline. This can mean that your tooth requires more complex care than a simple procedure to repair a cosmetic issue.

For more information on dental emergencies, please contact Gwinnett Denture Center in Lawrenceville, GA. Call (678) 869-5400 to schedule your emergency dental appointment today!