July 15, 2019
Most people know how to respond to a bodily injury like a soft tissue cut or broken bone. But do you know how to handle a dental emergency? Depending on the situation, you can reduce the risk of damage or tooth loss if you take action. Learn from Dr. Kaz Zymantas, our dentist, on how to properly handle a dental emergency in Naperville, IL until you can make it to our office for an appointment.
Tips for Treating Dental Emergencies
- Toothache – a toothache, whether acute or chronic, should always be assessed by our dentist. The pain may be from decay or infection in the tooth pulp. Rinse your mouth with warm water and floss gently to remove any food debris from the area. At your appointment, we can help eliminate your tooth pain with care personalized to your needs.
- Cracked or broken tooth – a cracked or broken tooth will most likely need to be restored with a dental crown. Rinse your mouth with warm water and, if there is swelling, place an ice pack on your cheek. Schedule an appointment with our dentist as soon as possible.
- Knocked-out tooth – if your tooth gets knocked out, immediately put it in a glass of milk and contact our office right away. A true dental emergency, we can generally save the tooth if you arrive at our office within thirty minutes of the incident.
- Bitten lip or tongue – clean the area carefully with a damp cloth, then rinse your mouth with warm water. Press a cloth to the area to halt any bleeding. If bleeding persists, contact our office right away or go to the nearest emergency room.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Naperville, IL, don’t wait to contact our dentist! We’re trained to handle common dental emergency situations like the ones above and can help relieve your pain and save your tooth. If you or a loved one has experienced a concussion or excessive bleeding as a result of a head injury, proceed to the nearest emergency room immediately.
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Call (630) 355-3339 now to see Dr. Zymantas or request your appointment online today.