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How to Handle Dental Emergencies until You See Your Dentist

March 5, 2019
Posted By: Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry
woman holding mouth from dental emergency

When you have a dental emergency, all you care about is finding relief. Some like dental pain can turn your life upside down, but even a chipped tooth can be frustrating.

In either case, your first step is to call your emergency dentist in Johns Creek, GA and let them know what’s happening.

But forewarned is forearmed, and they’re your teeth. So it’s good to have an idea of what steps to take to help yourself before you get to your dentist’s office. 

Here are two critical dental emergencies that both require immediate treatment and tips for handling them until you can get help:

Knocked-Out Tooth

Nobody needs to tell you that a knocked out (avulsed) tooth is a serious emergency that needs to be addressed immediately. If you take the right steps and get to your dentist’s office immediately, there’s a good chance the tooth can be saved.

Hold the tooth by the crown and take care not to disturb the root or any tissue attached to it. Keeping the root moist is essential, so place it in a small container of milk, water, or even saliva if you have to.

Intense Pain that Won’t Go Away

Any dental pain is a sign of a problem, but paint that’s so severe you can’t function indicates that you are in imminent danger of losing the tooth. Making an appointment right away can prevent a lot of discomfort and the need for advanced dental treatment.

Until you get to your dentist’s office, take over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and place a cold compress on and off your face at 20-minute intervals. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water to help minimize swelling and inflammation

When in Doubt, Call Us with Your Emergency

The team at Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry understands how upsetting any emergency can be, so please don’t ever hesitate to call us. As your emergency dentist in Johns Creek, GA, Dr. Kai is equipped to handle dental emergencies of all shapes and sizes and provide the relief you need.

Call us now to get the relief you need. 

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