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Tips for Coping with a Dental Emergency

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Dental emergencies usually involve painful injuries to your teeth, gums, tongue, lips or other oral tissues. Even if the damage seems minor, or pain is not involved, a dental emergency requires urgent care. If you don’t seek emergency dental care immediately, your tooth and your general health may be at risk. Bacterial infection in an oral wound can quickly spread to other areas of the body and cause conditions that are more difficult to treat than your initial injury, so don’t procrastinate or ignore the problem.

The following tips can help you cope with an emergency situation until you can get to your dentist or an emergency dental clinic for professional evaluation.

Severe Tooth Pain


Rinse your mouth with warm tap water, and use dental floss to remove any food trapped between teeth. If pain persists, or you develop a fever, call your dentist in Capitol Heights. Never place aspirin on the tooth or gum.

Knocked-Out Permanent Teeth
First, rinse the tooth gently to clean it, but do not scrub. Unless the tooth belongs to a small child or a person who may become unconscious, attempt to store it inside the mouth so that saliva will help preserve it, and keep it moist. If this is not practical, store the tooth in a cup of milk, and obtain emergency care within two hours for the best chance of saving the tooth.

Fractured Teeth


Rinse your mouth with plain water, and place a cold compress against your face to reduce swelling in the injured area. Find and save any tooth fragments, and see your dentist immediately. Untreated broken or fractured teeth can result in long-term dental issues.



Loose Teeth in Adults


If the tooth only moves slightly, gently press it back into alignment, and hold it in place with moistened gauze. Don’t force the tooth into its socket. Try to obtain medical attention within 30 minutes of the injury.

Severe Tongue, Cheek, or Lip Bites


Wipe the wound gently with a clean, moistened cloth. To ease swelling or bleeding, apply cold compresses. If bleeding is severe or does not stop within 15 minutes, visit a hospital emergency room immediately.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Capitol Heights, call Dental One Associates at Steeplechase today at (240) 392-3983 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Capitol Heights. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates at Steeplechase, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates at Steeplechase.

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