A dental emergency can be anything from a toothache to having a permanent tooth knocked out. The pain from a toothache can stop you in your tracks, it’s hard to carry on with a daily routine when you’re so distracted. If the pain becomes more intense or if it lasts for more than a couple of days and is accompanied by an earache or fever it’s time to call the dentist, you may have an infection.
A chipped tooth is one thing but a fracture is something more serious. A minor chip that isn’t causing pain doesn’t require emergency care, just be careful not to cause any further damage. Be especially mindful of what you bite down on until your dentist can take a look. A fractured tooth should be dealt with asap but until you can get to your dentist’s office it will help to rinse with warm water and take an aspirin-free over the counter pain reliever.
If your dental crown comes off, don’t panic. Fit it back into place with a denture adhesive until you can make an appointment to see your dentist.
Any facial injury that results in cuts and bleeding of the gum tissue may be considered an emergency. Clean the injured area and apply pressure to stop the bleeding and seek professional care right away. Be sure to keep your dentist’s emergency number where you can reach it when you need to.
Meadow Hills Dental is prepared to meet your emergency needs. Call the office at 303-997-3458 in Aurora, CO.