Panicking over a dental emergency? Don’t worry. North Tonawanda Family Dentistry is there to take care of you. If you’re in pain or experiencing some other kind of stressful oral health concern, call us at (716) 692-2273. We provide same-day emergency care so you can find relief fast and get back to your routine in no time.
Types of Dental Emergencies
Depending on whether you are dealing with a minor dental emergency or a more serious situation, there are different steps you can and should take at home. Here are some of the most common dental emergencies and what to do until you can see an emergency dentist.
Rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Take over-the-counter pain medication to manage your discomfort. You can also put an ice pack on the cheek next to the toothache to numb the area. Contact us so we can determine the source of your toothache.
Broken or Chipped Tooth
Contact our office. Rinse your mouth with warm water. If you notice any bleeding, you can apply pressure to the area using gauze. If you are experiencing any pain, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Try not to bite down on the damaged tooth.
Lost Dental Filling or Crown
Call our office. While this isn’t as pressing of an emergency, the longer you wait the more susceptible that tooth is to damage. Plus, the exposed tooth can result in sensitivity or pain. In the meantime, you can pick up clove oil at a drugstore or grocery store and apply it to the area with a cotton swab to alleviate any pain. You can also put dental cement (also available at most drugstores and supermarkets) on the tooth’s surface to protect it until you see the dentist.
Call us immediately. Pick up the tooth by the crown (top part) and avoid touching the root. Rinse it gently and try to put it back in its socket. If you can’t, hold it between your gums and cheek or put it in a cup of milk. You want to make sure the tooth does not dry out before you can see the dentist.
Visit Our Emergency Dentist’s Office
When you visit our dentist’s office for emergency dental care, our first priority is to make sure we can save your tooth. We’ll then recommend your treatment options to get your tooth back to optimal health. Our dentists and the rest of our team work with a gentle touch and with your concerns in mind.