Dental emergencies always get top priority at Muse Dental Studio. Don’t let a dental injury or other emergency ruin your day. Call us immediately. We will work out a plan to see you as soon as possible, even the same day, and get you out of pain.
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How to handle common dental emergencies
Infection or physical trauma can cause a severe toothache. Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever can help. Applying a cold compress over the affected area can also help. Be sure to use cold sparingly. Leaving it on only for 10 minutes at a time will help prevent damage to skin and surrounding tissue.
Chipped / Broken Teeth
If you can find the broken pieces of the tooth, please bring them with you to the dental office. Rinse your mouth with warm water. Don’t chew on the side of the mouth with the damaged tooth. If the break is jagged and cuts your mouth or tongue, try covering it with a piece of sugarless gum or dental wax.
If a tooth is knocked out completely, it can safely be replanted within an hour or so after the injury. Locate the tooth, rinse it carefully, touching it by the crown only (do not touch the root). Place it back in the socket if possible. Otherwise, keep it in your cheek or a container of milk and get to us as soon as you can.
Lost Filling / Crown
If you lose a filling or crown, it is not usually an emergency, unless there is pain. In either case, try to get to the dentist as soon as possible to prevent further damage or decay. If you can, place the filling or crown back on the tooth. Try a bit of toothpaste to help it stay in place. Otherwise, put it in a container and keep it safe until you can be seen by one of our dentists.
How to prevent dental emergencies
- Wear a mouthguard while playing sports or engaging in any activity that might result in an impact to your head or mouth.
- NEVER chew ice or popcorn kernels. It may be an unconscious habit or an activity you think is harmless, but biting on hard objects wears down enamel and can cause teeth to chip or break.
- Don’t use your teeth to open packages, cut string, or for anything other than eating or chewing. Get the scissors. That’s what they’re there for!
- Sometimes patients put off dealing with a dental issue for one reason or another. Don’t. A small problem left untreated can quickly turn into a dental emergency.
- Brush, floss, and see us at least twice a year.
Cost of treating dental emergencies
If you’re tempted to let a dental issue linger because you don’t want to spend the money to fix it just yet, be aware that letting things go can lead to a costly and painful dental emergency. Get your dental issues repaired as soon as you can. If you do experience an emergency, we have options, like payment plans with low or no-interest, to fit your budget.
What if I need an extraction?
We do everything we can to help you keep your natural teeth. But sometimes, despite everyone’s best efforts an extraction needs to be done. Extractions are typically only done as a last resort to keep intense pain and/or infection from spreading.
Dental infections, left untreated, can become truly dangerous. We will only extract a tooth when there is absolutely no other choice. But rest assured, we will make the process as easy and stress-free as possible and with as little pain as possible.