Emergency Dental Care at Centro Dental
The team at Centro Dental is well-versed in providing a broad range of dental solutions to meet your needs. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, you require immediate attention. Some people are unsure if their problem constitutes an emergency. We recommend that you contact our practice straightaway to get advice on what to do. If need be, we can book you in for a prompt appointment with one of our dentists.
Common Dental Emergencies
There are several types of common dental emergencies, such as:
- A loose or lost filling
- Bleeding of the cheeks, lips or gums
- Broken teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Damaged crowns and veneers
- Lost teeth
What to Do in a Dental Emergency
You might be wondering what you can do on your own to deal with your situation until you have an appointment with a dentist. There are some easy tips that you can follow if you have a dental emergency.
Try to avoid touching the tooth by the root, instead carrying it by the crown. It can be rinsed in milk and left in a cup of it or placed back into the tooth socket until you can see a dentist. In some cases, if you’re seen quickly, the tooth may be able to be recovered. If not, we can advise you on the best tooth replacement option for your situation.
If you can find the crown, bring it in with you to your appointment. We may be able to repair damage to a crown or a veneer to restore the look and function of your tooth.
Take an over-the-counter pain medication to relieve your discomfort. You can also rinse out your mouth with warm salt water. A cold compress can be applied to the outside of the cheek near the site of the pain to reduce any swelling.