Your dentist can treat dental emergencies.
Dental emergencies can feel scary and cause a lot of discomfort. If you have a severe toothache or are suffering from a sports injury, you will want to call our Woodbridge dentists. We will try our best to accommodate you as quickly as possible.
If you can't get to the dentist within an hour of your tooth injury, there are a few things you can do at home. Below are some at-home remedies for dental emergencies.
How To Manage Common Dental Emergencies
The following are some common dental emergencies we often see at dentalhouse Woodbridge Dental, and how you can address them at home to reduce discomfort until you can get to our office.
If your tooth is chipped or broken, your dentist may be able to reattach the missing piece. Try to locate it and bring it to your dental appointment. If you are unable to locate it, your dentist will likely be able to replace it with a restoration such as a crown or filling.
If you are experiencing sharp or throbbing pain in your tooth, it could be caused by an infection in the root of your tooth, among other things.
Until you see the dentist, you can try some home remedies for an aching tooth, such as applying an ice pack to the affected area. Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever may also help to reduce pain. If the tooth is severely infected, your dentist may need to perform a root canal.
Knocked Out Tooth
If one of your teeth has been knocked out, try to find it and rinse it with clean water (do not use soap or chemicals). Place it back into the tooth socket and gently but firmly bite down to keep it in place. If you are unable to replace the tooth in its socket, keep it moist by holding it in your mouth next to your cheek or placing it in a glass of milk or your saliva until you see your dentist.
If you are unable to locate the tooth, your dentist can offer options for tooth replacement such as a dental implant or crown.
Damaged Crown or Filling
Just like natural teeth, crowns and fillings can become lost or damaged. If you damage or knock out a filling, place it back in like you would a tooth, or keep it moist in milk or saliva.
If you cannot locate your crown or filling, your dentist will likely be able to provide a replacement.