What To Do In Case Of Emergency
At Stuart Smiles, we’re here to help, and if you’re experiencing a dental emergency, please give us a call.
- Relieve pain in a familiar environment
- Address the problem ASAP
- Caring staff
- Quick responses
- Attentive care
When your mouth has an issue, important things like eating, drinking, talking and smiling become hard, and that can be scary. We take dental emergencies seriously and can assure you; we will be there for you in your time of need.
Dental emergencies come in all shapes and sizes and may include:
- Knocked-out tooth
- Abscessed gums
- Soft tissue injury
- Mouth sores
- Tooth sensitivity
- Broken tooth
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms or tissues, call Stuart Smiles and ask to be seen as soon as possible, and we will try our best to get you in to see one of our expert team members. The rule of thumb for easing pain in the meantime is taking an over-the-counter pain medication that works for you and holding an icepack to the sore tooth. Avoid heath – heat will make things worse instead of better.
Here are a few tips and tricks for common dental emergencies you may encounter.
Chipped or Broken Tooth
Broken teeth can nearly always be saved. If it’s a small break, we may use a white filling to fix the tooth. If the break is more serious, we may perform a root canal.
Bitten Lip or Tongue
If there’s bleeding, press down on the part of the mouth that is bleeding. Use a clean cloth, and if you can, add an icepack to keep the swelling down. If the bleeding does not stop, go to the emergency room.
Try a salt water rinse to reduce pain and inflammation if you have a persistent toothache. You can also try elevating your head while sleeping to decrease pressure—finally, ice, ice, ice. Ice is your friend and can be helpful for facial swelling.
End of the day: give us a call. If you have a dental emergency, it’s best to reach out to Stuart Smiles experts.