Dental emergencies are, simply put, frightening. You can never prepare for them because they often occur suddenly and by accident; even worse, no amount of brushing, flossing, or preventive dentistry care can prepare you for the damage they cause. The most important thing to remember, though, is not to panic. Here at D’Amico and Mauck, DDS in Aurora, our team is here to help. Here are some helpful tips from Dr. D’Amico and Dr. Mauck about what steps you should take in certain emergency dental situations:
Knocked Out Tooth
First, rinse the tooth very gently with water. Then, if feasible, place the tooth back into its original socket. If this is impossible, place it in a cup or baggie of milk instead and contact our office at once. Once you arrive, we’ll be able to assess whether we can successfully reattach the tooth.
Knocked Out Temporary Crown
You shouldn’t encounter this situation with us normally since we mainly offer one-visit crowns. However, if you’ve received a temporary crown from another dentist and can’t contact them, feel free to reach out to us! We’ll try our best to schedule a time for you to see us as soon as possible. In the meantime, try reattaching the crown with a small dab of toothpaste or dental wax to keep it in place.
First, try flossing and rinsing around the affected tooth; this should dislodge any food particles that might be causing the pain. If this doesn’t work, please contact us.
Severely Bleeding Lip/Broken Jaw
In these situations, please proceed straight to your nearest emergency room for treatment. These are extreme injuries and we want you to receive help as soon as possible!
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