Things to Remember During a Dental Emergency
There is one thing that is sure about dental emergencies, and that is they're never convenient and they can be frightening and overwhelming. Well, Dr. Kenneth Edwards, your emergency dentist in Amherst, NH is here to remind you the first thing to do is to remain calm and don't panic. Our team at Family Dental Care is here for you and we'll make every effort to see you right away and guide you through the situation. Here are a few other things you can do during an emergency.
A Tooth Dislodged
For a tooth that has been knocked out or dislodged, contact our office right away because time is of the essence. Your tooth has the best chance of being saved if Dr. Edwards can see you within the first hour of its injury. Try to place the tooth back into its socket if possible, or transport it in a cup of milk to keep it moist. If your tooth is chipped or partially broken, gather all the pieces and get to us right away.
Soft Tissue Injuries
The first thing to do if your gums, cheeks, or lips have been injured is to contain the bleeding. Do this with a cold compress and light pressure. Warm salt-water rinses can be soothing and help stop bleeding. Once the bleeding has stopped contact our office for further instruction.
Abscessed or Infected Teeth
For teeth that are infected, you will likely be feeling severe or constant pain or discomfort. Understand that this pain will not go away on its own, and it's important to contact us right away for diagnosis and treatment. You may need a root canal to eliminate infection and preserve your tooth. If your infection is left untreated, it will damage your tooth further and may cause tooth loss. It also increases your risk of the infection traveling to other critical areas of the body.
Call our Amherst Dental Office
At Family Dental Care, we understand how scary and painful dental emergencies can be! Our friendly and caring staff will do their best to guide you through the process and get you back on the path to wellness as soon as possible. If you're experiencing dental pain, please contact us right away.