If you are suffering from tooth pain, tooth loss, or some other oral injury, call your emergency dentist at Sidney Centre Family Dentistry! We provide our patients with same-day emergency treatment for various painful ailments. If you call in pain, we will be sure to fit you into our day to alleviate your discomfort. You may need to come back for a second visit to complete the treatment, but we will make sure your sudden pain is taken care of right away. We address issues such as toothaches, chipped or broken teeth, severely bitten lips, and even lost fillings.
While brushing, flossing, and eating healthy are ways to help protect your teeth, sometimes dental emergencies are unavoidable. A dental emergency can be caused by several factors:
You will need to visit an emergency dentist if you have any of the following:
Traumatic injury to your mouth, jaw, or teeth
Uncontrolled bleeding in your mouth
Severe swelling in your mouth, face, or neck
Call our office. Explain your symptoms and ask to be seen as soon as possible.
Ease the pain. Take over-the-counter pain medicine that works for you, but do NOT put the pills on your sore tooth. Hold an ice pack against your face at the spot of the sore tooth.
Do not put a heating pad, a hot water bottle or any other source of heat on your jaw. The heat will make things worse instead of better.
2. Knocked-out Tooth
If the knocked-out tooth is an adult tooth, we may be able to save it, but you must act quickly.
If the tooth looks clean, put it back in its place (its socket). If this is not possible, or if there’s a chance that the tooth might be swallowed, put it in a container of cold milk.
Go to our office, or to the nearest dentist, right away.
If you get help within 10 minutes, there is a fair chance that the tooth will be able to be saved.
3. Broken Tooth
Broken teeth can almost always be restored.
Call our office and explain what happened. We will see you as soon as possible and determine what treatment is required in order to fix the tooth.
If it’s a small break, we may only need to use a white filling to fix the tooth.
If the break is significant, a root canal may be needed. Your tooth may also need a crown (also called a cap).
When you experience a dental emergency, your first step should be to call us! We will fit you into our schedule as soon as possible so Dr. Braun can assess and relieve your discomfort.
If you are in pain, you can take over-the-counter pain medicine that works for you.
If there is swelling, you can put a cold compress against your face at the spot of the swollen area.
If there is excess bleeding, you will want to apply gauze to try to slow the bleeding until you are able to visit your emergency dentist in Sidney.
If a tooth has fallen out, there is a chance it will take root again. Try to put it back into its socket, or store it in your cheek. If the socket is too swollen or you fear you will swallow your tooth, protect it in a container of cold milk.
If something is stuck between your teeth, try using dental floss very gently to remove the object. Never use a sharp object to poke between your teeth.
If a filling has fallen out, put a piece of softened sugarless gum into the spot it fell from. This will protect the area for a short time and help reduce the chances of pain.
Call Sidney Centre Family Dentistry today for any dental emergency and be seen quickly by Dr. Braun.