- Knocked-out teeth
- Fractured and chipped teeth
- Cuts that won’t stop bleeding
- Oral abscesses
- Damaged dental restorations
- Broken orthodontic appliances
- Loose or broken dentures
You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you develop a toothache that doesn’t respond to conservative treatments like ice or over-the-counter pain medication.
What should I do in an oral health emergency?
The steps you should take during an oral health emergency depend on the underlying issue.
If one of your permanent teeth gets knocked out, carefully pick it up and rinse it in tap water. After cleaning it, try to put the tooth back in the socket. If the tooth wobbles, tuck it inside your cheek or put it inside a glass of milk. Once the tooth is safe, contact King Centre Dental.
If you wake up with a severe toothache, take over-the-counter pain medication and rinse your mouth with warm saltwater. If the pain persists or worsens, contact King Centre Dental. The administrative staff can make recommendations to ease the discomfort on your way to the office.
Damaged dental restoration
If you damage a dental restoration, like a crown, bridge, or veneer, try to pick up the pieces and carefully rinse them in cool tap water. Once the pieces are free of dirt and debris, place them inside a plastic bag or wrap them in foil and contact King Centre Dental.
How can I keep my teeth and smile healthy?
The easiest way to keep your teeth and smile healthy is to invest in preventive dentistry. Routine visits to King Centre Dental can alert you to potentially serious issues in their early stages when they’re most responsive to treatment.
Aside from regular oral exams and professional teeth cleaning, the team recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing before going to bed, and avoiding bad habits like nail-biting and chewing on hard objects like pen caps.
If you need emergency dentistry, make an appointment at King Centre Dental by calling the office today or scheduling online.