Contact Us When You Need Emergency Dentistry
By their very nature, no one can really plan for a dental emergency. Nobody anticipates having one of their teeth knocked out or a crown suddenly breaking on them. However, what you can plan for is what you do when the unexpected does happen to your smile. If you or a loved one ever find yourselves in the middle of a dental emergency, you only need to do one thing: contact Premier Care Dental.
Dr. Jordan Singer and our entire team are experienced and equipped to handle a wide variety of dental emergencies in-house. We also understand that you shouldn’t be made to wait if you’re in pain, so when you call us with an emergency, we’ll do everything we can to see you as quickly as possible. We’ll relieve your pain and make sure the same problem won’t pop up again in the future. When you need dental care NOW, you can always count on us to be there when you need us the most.
We Can Handle the Following Dental Emergencies:
- Knocked out teeth
- Partially dislodged teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Severe toothache
- Abscessed teeth
- Broken or lost dental work
- Object stuck between the teeth
- Injury to the lips, gums, or jaw
- Pain or swelling in the face
If you suspect that you have suffered a broken bone in addition to your dental injury, or if you can’t stop bleeding after 10 minutes, be sure to head to your local emergency room first. Only contact us after you have been cleared to leave! And, if you’re in pain and are unsure whether or not your situation is a dental emergency, please give us a call anyway, and we’ll be happy to let you know what to do next.
Tips to Avoid Dental Emergencies
- Always wear a mouthguard when playing sports, no matter your age or level of play.
- Don’t chew on extremely hard items such as ice, rock candies, peanut brittle, etc…
- Don’t use your teeth as tools to open bottles, packages, or tear off tags.
- Come see us for regular checkups and cleanings so we can catch a small problem and make sure it doesn’t turn into an emergency later!
How to Handle a Dental Emergency
Follow the steps below once you have experienced a dental emergency:
- Contact Premier Care Dental as soon as you can.
- Try to find any pieces of your tooth or dental work that have been knocked out.
- Rinse it/them off with warm water.
- In the case of a knocked out tooth, try to place it back into your mouth if possible. If not, put the tooth in a container of milk or saltwater. It must remain wet until you can see us to keep it viable for reattachment!
- Use a cold compress in 10-minute intervals to handle any pain or swelling.
- Use a clean rag or gauze and firm pressure to stop any bleeding.
- You can also take an OTC medication to lessen pain, but avoid aspirin, as this could make bleeding worse.