When you have a tooth that sustains a minor or serious injury, or one that is knocked out, then don’t ignore this issue. Even minor damage could threaten your oral health and smile stability! With dental emergency treatment, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist can offer repair and prevent complications from occurring.
When to Call Our Office
You should call us right away when faced with a dental emergency, even if the issue occurs outside of normal business hours. We can call you back and arrange a time to see you or your family member quickly, so we can administer treatment and offer improved oral health and beauty. Common examples include sudden toothaches, objects caught between teeth that floss can’t remove, cracked or chipped teeth, broken teeth, and loose or missing crowns or fillings. A dental prosthetic, such as a bridge or denture, is a cause for concern, as is a tooth that is knocked loose or out completely. When these options occur, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team!
Easing Your Immediate Discomfort
With a few simple steps, you can ease your discomfort of your dental emergency until we can treat your smile. To get started, take an over-the-counter pain reliever and rinse with warm water. Floss gently on either side of each tooth, but never try to dislodge a trapped object with anything but floss, as you risk damaging gums or teeth. You should gather any pieces of a damaged tooth to bring with you. Use a piece of gauze or cloth to control bleeding, and a cold compress to the side of the face to prevent facial swelling. If a tooth is knocked out, when you pick it up only touch the crown, never the root. Place it in a glass of milk or salt water, and bring it with you to the office. You can also place it into the socket and bite down gently to hold it in place if you’re in route and don’t have anything to put the tooth in.
Repairing Your Smile
Our team can create durable and lifelike cosmetic crowns, crafted from strong materials and shaded to blend with your smile. We can repair damaged teeth or replace a compromised restoration or prosthetic. If a tooth cannot be restored to a smile, our team can discuss natural-looking replacement options. We’re ready to return the health and beauty of your smile. If you have any questions about emergency dentistry, then contact our team today.
Talk To Your Newport Beach, CA Dentist About Dental Emergencies
Our team wants to make sure your damaged tooth isn’t a continued source of discomfort or complication. To find out more about repairing and restoring your smile, or schedule a visit, please contact your Newport Beach, CA dentist’s office at (949) 630-0143.