Dental Emergency in Woodland Hills
When you knock out a tooth or are suffering from tooth pain, you need answers. Common questions include “what should I do with the knocked out tooth?”, “will it be able to be reattached?” “how long will I be in pain?” and more. While certain conditions can wait (such as a small chip on a tooth), others cannot afford to (such as intense tooth pain or a broken jaw). At Woodland Hills Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we work hard to ensure that all of our patients can get the emergency care that they need, when they need it. Read on to learn what we advise our patients to do before visiting our office in the event of a dental emergency.
When you start to feel any pain or discomfort in a tooth, it’s necessary to come into our office to get professional treatment. Until then, ice the tooth for temporary relief.
Loosened or Missing Adult Teeth
If your tooth (or teeth) feel noticeably loose or you’ve knocked them out, it’s important to get professional dental attention as soon as possible. Until you can get into our office, it’s important to keep the tooth by its crown by holding it in place with a clean cloth. If it will not stay, keep the tooth under your tongue.
Broken or Cracked Teeth
You’ll need to visit our office right away to ensure that we can attempt to attach the tooth. At the first sign of a broken or cracked tooth, rinse your mouth with lukewarm water and put an ice pack on the affected area. If you have the broken tooth, bring it to our office wrapped in a wet towel.
Sore or Broken Jaw
Depending on the pain, discomfort or look of the jaw, you very well may have broken it. If you cannot get into our office, go to the emergency room immediately. Be sure to ice it on the way there.
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, contact Woodland Hills Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today. We offer extended office hours to facilitate emergencies and will be able to provide the relief that you need!
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