When you’re in pain, you want to be seen right away. That’s why at Angel Dental Care we take walk-in appointments and will see you today at any one of our four locations if you have a dental emergency. We’ll be able to get you out of pain and then schedule a follow-up appointment if there’s a more involved treatment required. If you’re in pain, feel free to call us now at one of the locations located at the right side of the screen.
Toothaches are most often caused by deep tooth decay that reaches the nerve of the tooth, causing an infection. Sometimes it’s a gum infection. A periodontal abscess will cause a toothache. When a wisdom tooth becomes infected, it’s usually an infection of the gums around the tooth. A cracked tooth can also cause a toothache. A crack can also lead to an infection of the pulp, just as deep decay can. This might be associated with pain during eating or on biting.
Here are some things that you can do for some of the most common dental emergencies:
One of the most common dental emergencies is the knocked-out tooth. When you hit your mouth on something hard and it knocks a tooth out, it can be a particularly scary experience. In this situation, the first thing that you need to do is locate the tooth. Hold it by the part that is normally exposed and try to wash off any debris or dirt. If possible, put it back into the socket it came from. If not, put the tooth in a cup of milk or salt water, or into a moist (not dripping wet) towel. Then get to our office as quickly as you can. If we can replant the tooth within half an hour, there’s a good chance we can save it.
Lost Filling or Lost Crown
Another common dental emergency is losing a crown or a filling. If you lose a filling, put a piece of sugarless gum or dental cement into the hole. If you lose a crown, get some dental cement to put your own crown back in place as best as you can. If not, simply keep the crown and bring it with you to your appointment.
If you experience a chipped tooth, take the piece that is chipped and clean it off. Rinse your mouth with some warm salt water. If the area hurts, consider holding a cold compress on your mouth. Bring the chipped piece with you to the dentist when you come.
Soft Tissue Injury
In some cases, you may injure the soft tissue around the inside of your mouth. When this happens, it can be very painful and lead to a lot of bleeding in your mouth. Rinse your mouth out with water as best as you can. Then hold a cold compress on the area or hold some gauze on the bleeding area.
When you have toothache or gum pain, you need to be seen right away. And that’s what we do. Give us a call, and we’ll work you into our schedule. Our gentle dentists will take care of you and provide you with the best, most painless treatment.