A dental emergency means any discomfort or injuries to the tooth that isn’t life threatening, but still needs immediate attention. We know how to repair and restore teeth, halting discomfort and preventing further complications. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about treating a dental emergency.
Examples of Issues That Need Treatment
When you suddenly experience a serious toothache, you should let us know. This also includes sharp jaw pain too. The same goes for a loose or missing crown or filling, or a tooth that is knocked loose or out completely. A chipped or cracked tooth, even if the damage appears very minor, should be examined. Even minor damage could lead to tooth decay and dental infection without treatment. Even if your dental emergency happens outside of normal business hours, and odds are it will, you should give us a call. We will schedule a time to see you or your family member quickly, and offer care to stop discomfort and prevent complications. However, in the meantime you can take steps to ease discomfort.
What Happens After You Call?
After you call, you should take steps to safeguard your smile and ease pain. For example, you can always take an over-the-counter pain reliever. You can ease facial swelling with a cold compress or ice pack, and stem any bleeding with a cloth or piece of gauze. Bring any pieces of your tooth you can, or if one is knocked out, put it in a glass of milk or salt water and bring it to the office with you. If you have something stuck between the teeth, or unexplained pain, you can rinse with warm water and floss on either side of the tooth, never use anything but floss, as you could inadvertently damage your teeth and gums.
Restoring a Tooth
Our team could help restore a tooth that is damaged using dental bonding, addressing minor issues in one visit. We also have custom-made crown for more severe cases, and could discuss options to replace a compromised filling or crown. No matter the issue, we can examine your smile to see if we can repair ourselves or if you need a referral to a specialist. If you have any questions, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy a healthy and comfortable smile!
We Want to Handle Your Dental Emergency
We want to protect your smile from the complications of injury or poor oral health. If you have any questions about repairing a tooth and easing discomfort, or if you would like to schedule a consultation today, please contact Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327.