How an Emergency Dentist Can Help Save Your Smile

When a dental emergency happens, it is important to see an emergency dentist as soon as possible. Just as a typical emergency room can treat physical injuries to mitigate the damage done after trauma, an emergency dentist can help to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible and save your smile.

Repair or Replace Knocked Out or Loose Teeth

If a tooth has been knocked out completely, try to find it as soon as possible and place it in a small glass of milk to keep it from drying out completely and becoming unusable. If it is possible, place the tooth back in its socket after rinsing with milk and then bite down gently to keep it in place. If a tooth is loose, keep a gentle bite to keep it from worsening.

An emergency dentist can help save the tooth by performing a root canal once the tooth is back in place, so long as the tooth has not received permanent damage.

Trauma Treatment

Not all trauma to the mouth or jaw results in missing, loose, or broken teeth. If you are experiencing a lot of swelling or even bleeding, it is important to see an emergency dentist right away. Swelling and bleeding can lead to more permanent damage that can affect your smile over time. With quick treatment, the damage can be controlled, and you can find out what may need to be done if there is damage. This way, you can be seen in a non-emergency setting to get that dental work done. It may even be the same emergency dentist you saw at first.

Immediate Emergency Dentist Treatment

An emergency dentist can see you much more quickly than a traditional dentist and is also much more experienced at dealing with dental emergencies than the emergency room. It is important to come in to be seen by an emergency dentist right away if there is any damage to your teeth, gums, or jaw. Dentists that specialize in emergency dentistry understand the importance of being seen immediately.

If you find yourself needing to see an emergency dentist, be sure to call Sair Dental as soon as possible so we know you are on your way in. We can usually see you very quickly to help manage not only the damage done but also to manage any pain you may be in.