Dental Emergencies in Orangevale, CA
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, being seen by a dentist quickly is imperative. However, if swelling, bleeding pain is severe, or if you are having difficulty breathing, go to an emergency room for treatment immediately.
Dr. Larry Cao and the team at All Smiles Dental Care are committed to providing preventive care to avoid dental emergencies, as well as the services you need to ensure your smile remains healthy after a severe toothache or injury. We also serve Citrus Heights, Roseville, and all surrounding areas.
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Tips for Dental Emergencies from All Smiles Dental Care
Until your appointment, the following measures can be taken to reduce discomfort, help preserve the tooth, and minimize your risk of serious complications.
Dislodged or Knocked Out Tooth or Crown
If a tooth is completely knocked out, pick it up by the crown, avoiding the root. Gently rinse the tooth and carefully place it back into the socket. If this isn’t possible or if the patient is a child, put the tooth in a glass of milk or some lightly salted water. Treatment for this kind of injury is time-sensitive and must be addressed immediately.
Crowns can also become loose or dislodged. If this happens, clean the area, apply some petroleum jelly, and replace the crown. Make arrangements to see the dentist soon.
A chipped or cracked tooth can vary in urgency. Rinse with salt water and apply gauze if there is any bleeding. Do not use a topical pain reliever as it can burn. If pain, swelling or bleeding persists or becomes unmanageable before an appointment with the dentist can be made, consider visiting the emergency room.
Toothaches and Abscesses
When experiencing a toothache, pain relief is the goal, until seeing the dentist. Rinsing with water, using a topical pain reliever, and if swelling occurs, applying a cold compress to the cheek can help reduce symptoms.
Abscesses are serious and should be treated by a dental or medical professional quickly. Until then, rinse with salt water. Consider the emergency room if you can’t be seen by a dentist right away.
Ways to Prevent and Help with Dental Emergencies
Dr. Larry Cao recommends including dental emergency items with your first-aid kit. Temporary filling and crown repair kits, dental pain relievers, and tooth preserving solutions are available at many local drug stores or online.
In addition to preparation, wearing a mouth guard during physical activities greatly reduces the risk of dental injury. Also, avoid chewing on non-edible items or using your teeth as a tool.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Orangeville, Citrus Heights,
Roseville or nearby communities, call All Smiles Dental Care today.
We are here to help!