Most of us will experience at least one dental emergency in our lives. You could break a tooth playing a sport, accidentally dislodge a crown, experience sudden pain caused by an abscess or break a wire on your braces. In case of a dental emergency, it is vital to see us at Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville NC as soon as possible.
Following are some immediate treatments.
Broken Tooth: Save any tooth fragments. Rinse mouth with warm water. If the area is bleeding, apply a piece of gauze. A cold compress held on the cheek can reduce swelling and lessen pain. Visit us as soon as you can.
Lost Filling: Save the filling if you can. It can help your dentist determine why it came out. Do not let food get stuck in the hole left by the filling. Do not chew on the tooth. Brush it gently. Call us office to schedule an emergency appointment right away.
Displaced Crowns: If there is pain, you may apply a dab of clove oil with a Q-tip to the affected tooth (a common home remedy that may reduce pain). Save the crown. If you can’t see us immediately, you can apply dental cement (available at drugstores) or denture adhesive to temporarily re-attach the crown until you can get to our office. Do not use other types of glue or adhesive.
By visiting Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville as soon as possible, you avoid pain, infection and possible further tooth damage. We offer emergency dental care, as well as general and cosmetic dentistry.
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