Absolutely no one expects a painful toothache or broken tooth to ruin their day, but as dental professionals, let us tell you, these types of emergencies happen more often than you might think! Rather than trying to look up an emergency dentist when you’re already in pain, why not just put Innovo Dental & Implant Studio’s number in your phone now? If you ever require urgent care, just give us a call, and Dr. Rattan will be happy to schedule a same-day appointment so he can take care of your problem as soon as possible.
It can be tough to know what to do in the middle of a dental emergency. Do you head to the local ER or the dentist? Unless you feel like spending hours in a waiting room, we recommend contacting Dr. Rattan first! Our team will give you tips over the phone to handle the situation and help you schedule an appointment so Dr. Rattan can take care of any pain right away. However, if you’re unable to make it to our dental office immediately for any reason, use the following tips to achieve some temporary relief:
Toothaches can involve pain that is dull and persistent or sharp and severe, and an OTC medication and cold compress can help limit any discomfort despite what the case may be. You can also try cleaning around the tooth to dislodge anything that might be stuck and causing the problem.
Bite into a hard piece of food? Have an accident while playing sports? Either way, rinse the mouth with warm water and try to find as many pieces of the tooth as you can. Don’t chew with the remaining tooth, and cover it with sugarless gum or some dental wax if a rough edge is causing irritation in the mouth.
A knocked-out tooth can only be put back into place within an hour or so of the accident, so make sure you move fast! Call our dental office, find the tooth, rinse it off, and see if you can put it back into its socket. If not, store it either in your cheek or a container with milk—it needs to stay moist!
Recover the restoration, give it a quick rinse, and attempt to place it back onto the tooth. Will it not stay in place? A little bit of toothpaste or denture adhesive can help. Be sure to not chew directly with the tooth until Dr. Rattan can repair it.
It’s important to know that there is no set cost for urgent dental care, as there are many different types of emergencies as well as ways to handle them. A minor toothache may just call for a small filling and a prescription, while a traumatic accident could require a few teeth to be removed and replaced. Dr. Rattan’s main goals are to get an emergency patient out of pain first and then worry about fixing any damage.