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Knocked-out teeth, a mouth wound, or a cracked tooth should all have you headed to an emergency dentist right away. If you live in or near Lansdale, Pennsylvania, visit Lansdale Family Dentistry. Our dental experts are here to take care of the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family. If you're dealing with a dental emergency, don't wait. Call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online.
Emergency Dental Care Q & A
What do emergency dentists do?
Emergency dentists treat oral injuries and pain that need to be fixed or addressed immediately. A good many dental emergencies are situations that involve saving broken or knocked-out teeth. Coming into Lansdale Family Dentistry within 30 minutes of your mouth or tooth injury can mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth.
When should I call an emergency dentist?
If you're worried about a severe mouth injury you or a family member has sustained, it's the right time to call an emergency dentist. Immediate treatment calls for immediate action. Common dental emergencies often include:
- Knocked-out teeth
- A loose permanent tooth
- Intense tooth or mouth pain
- Bleeding inside your mouth from your tongue, gums, or cheeks
- An injury to your mouth or face
- Swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue
- A badly cracked or broken tooth
- A laceration or tear on your lips
Chipping a tooth in and of itself doesn't always warrant emergency dental care. If the tooth is chipped, but it doesn't appear as if you'll lose the tooth entirely, it's probably not a dental emergency. Even so, you can't go wrong by calling an experienced dentist at PROVIDER 13. They're trained to handle dental emergencies and can walk you through what to do with your tooth until you can visit the office.
How should I handle a knocked-out tooth?
A knocked-out tooth is no laughing matter. It's one of the most severe dental emergencies. If you don’t receive immediate dental care, there's a chance you'll lose the tooth. To try and save the tooth, start by cleaning the injured tooth and the inside of your mouth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with lukewarm water. Avoid touching or holding the tooth's roots.
Gently handle the tooth by the crown (top) as you rinse it. If you can, hold the cleaned tooth by the crown and reinsert it into the empty socket. Close your mouth slowly. Hold the tooth in place with your fingers or gently bite down on it to help it stay in place until you can visit Lansdale Family Dentistry. Call us right away to explain the situation, or have a loved one call for you.
If the tooth cannot go back into the empty socket, hold the tooth in your mouth next to your cheek or keep it in a glass of milk. The moisture will help prevent the roots from drying out. Lansdale Family Dentistry is here for you. Call for calm, expert assistance in the event of a dental emergency.