Besides the actual injury, the worst part of a dental emergency is finding treatment for it. This can be challenging as you usually won’t already have an appointment at your dentist office and it might even occur outside of your dentist’s office hours. At Bloomfield Pediatric Dentistry, you won’t have to worry about scrambling to find emergency dental treatment in Bloomfield, CT. We are always on call to handle your emergency – just give us a call! Until you are able to get to our office, there are steps you can take to best preserve your teeth.
Whether it’s your actual tooth that has been damaged or a dental prosthetic such as a crown or bridge, this can be a major inconvenience that you’ll probably want to have treated as soon as possible. If you can’t make it to our office immediately, you should be ok if there is no accompanying pain. If there is pain, a dental cement can relieve it. Applying some to the tooth also helps to save it. Clean and keep any damaged prosthetics to bring to our office. Your dentist may be able to put it back in place.
If a tooth has been completely dislodged from the mouth, it’s important to try to recover it. Handle it only by the crown (the top of the tooth) and never by the root. Rinse it gently with just water – do not use soap on it. Try to reinsert it into its socket. If this is not possible, keep it in a container of water, saliva, or milk and bring it to our office.
Both of these conditions can have several different causes. To alleviate any discomfort or pain, try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water to clean it. Rinsing also helps to displace any food that may be irritating the gums or tooth. If there is any facial swelling, applying a cold compress may help. Do not use aspirin on an affected tooth, but you may take acetaminophen for temporary pain relief.
Call us at Bloomfield Pediatric Dentistry as soon as possible to receive treatment for your emergency in Bloomfield, CT.