Finding a practice that will accept you for last-minute treatment is the last thing you will want to worry about in the event of a dental injury or emergency. At Smithville Dental, we work hard to ensure you always have access to skilled dental staff, particularly in a crisis. Put your faith in our hardworking and knowledgeable team to give you the best emergency dental care possible in Smithville, Texas.
Here are a few typical dental emergencies and our suggestions on what you should do before visiting our Smithville Dental office for emergency care.
- Lost tooth: A lost tooth, usually due to blunt force trauma, is one of the most frequent dental emergencies. If this has happened to you, it’s critical to make an effort to prevent the tooth from expiring before arriving at our office. This can be accomplished by putting the tooth in its natural socket in the mouth, between your cheek and gum, or even in a glass of milk; the calcium will help protect the tooth for a short period of time.
- Broken tooth: A tooth that is chipped, broken, or cracked can be extremely painful. Till you can come in for treatment, keep the area clean with warm salt water rinses and take over-the-counter painkillers as directed. Use a cold compress if any edema is present.
- Toothache: Before a toothache or tooth pain becomes intolerable, do not ignore it. Until you can get to the dentist for treatment, keep the area clean with warm salt water rinses and take over-the-counter pain relievers.
Do not panic if you are experiencing a dental emergency. When you need it most, Dr. Patel and his staff at our stunning Dental Clinic in Smithville, TX are here to help.