EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE FOR JACKSON, FLOWOOD AND BEYOND
Do you know what to do in the case of a dental emergency? There’s a good chance that you may not, which is why we want to cover a few common emergencies here and offer advice on how to respond should you find yourself facing one of them. Dental emergencies almost never happen when it’s convenient—otherwise, they wouldn’t be emergencies, would they?—and so keeping this page bookmarked for future reference may be a good idea.
KNOCKED OUT TEETH
One of the most common emergency dental care needs that Dr. Germany can help with is knocked out teeth. There’s no single reason behind a knocked out tooth but the steps to take in caring for one are the same. Your first step is to clean and preserve the tooth. Avoid scrubbing it, though. Instead, you should preserve it by placing it back in the socket it came from or by storing it in a bag of milk. Once you’ve taken these steps, call your emergency dentist Dr. Germany. Our Brandon office can then instruct you on what steps to take next.
Another common emergency dental care need our Brandon and Jackson-area patients have is tooth pain. A variety of factors can cause tooth pain, including decay, an infection, or a fracture, all of which are serious causes. There are other less serious causes, though, too, which is why patients experiencing tooth pain are often advised to floss and brush around the area, just in case food has become lodged near the tooth. If you’re still experiencing severe after several days, contact Dr. Germany, your emergency dentist, for help.
The last emergency dental care situation we’d like to highlight is what you can do in cases of a broken tooth. As with a knocked out tooth, your first step should be to rinse and preserve the broken portion of your tooth. Then, after calling our Brandon dental office to find out what Dr. Germany can do to help, you can combat swelling by applying a cold compress to the affected area.
For any other emergency dental care situation, give our Brandon dental office a call. In more severe cases, where broken bones or bleeding might be involved, you should seek care from your nearest emergency room.