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What to Do If You Have a Dental Emergency?

Posted on 10/11/2021 by Office
What to Do If You Have a Dental Emergency?It is extremely important that in case of a dental emergency such as an injury to your gums or teeth, that you seek an immediate medical checkup. It can be the difference between you preserving or losing your tooth. You should not ignore a dental emergency if you want to maintain optimal oral wellbeing. Dental emergencies can happen in a split second too. One minute you are having the best time skating with your friends, and in the blink of an eye, you are holding your tooth in your hand. The most important thing is to remain calm and contact a dentist for immediate help.

In any case, after a dental injury or accident, you have two available options; one is to seek immediate medical care and the second one is to manage the injury on your own until you receive care from a dentist.

What are some of the dental emergencies?

You can find yourself in many situations that constitute a dental emergency ad not even know it. It is important to know these situations and what to do in each case.


This is the pain you feel due to causes such as tooth decay, or infection in your gums. The best thing you can do at home before going to the dentist is to rinse your mouth with warm water as it will help relieve some of the pain. If there is swelling, you can apply a cold press from the outside on your cheeks. Take some painkillers before coming to the clinic.

Loss of permanent tooth

This can happen if you have a serious injury such as falling. For immediate treatment, it is important to locate the tooth and come with it to the clinic. Rinse the fallen tooth in clean water and make sure not to scrub it. You can try to have the tooth back in its original position, and if that's is not possible place it in fresh milk and come to the clinic right away.

Cracked and Broken teeth

Rinse your mouth with warm water to relieve pain. Come right away to the clinic for immediate relief.

Visit us at the clinic if you have any emergency for immediate treatment. You can call us to know what to do at home before coming in to the clinic.


Derrick Flint, MD, DDS | Matthew Largent, MD, DDS

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