How to Deal with Dental Emergencies
- Posted on: Jan 30 2014
A knocked out tooth or a severe toothache is obviously a dental emergency. Dental emergencies can come anytime. At Wylie Dental Care, Dr. Charles Wylie and the rest of his team can handle different dental emergencies in Wheeling.
There are several ways to avoid dental emergencies. One is to wear a mouthguard when playing sports or exercising. Although you can always ask for help, it is also important that you know how to deal with these mishaps. Like any emergency, first aid needs to be applied. Here is what you need to know about dealing with dental emergencies.
Make sure that you know how to get in touch with your dentist. Even if nothing has happened yet, it is important that you already know your dentist’s contact number. When an emergency arises, you can quickly call your dentist.
Be ready with a dental emergency kit. You need a first aid kit that has the necessary materials to manage common dental emergencies. Gauze, saline solution, and ibuprofen will come in handy in many situations. Keep in mind that it takes time to go to your dentist and performing first aid can reduce any discomfort.
At Wylie Dental Care, we treat different dental emergencies including injuries to soft tissue, lost crown or filling, and severe tooth pain. We also treat tooth that is broken or chipped, knocked out, or partially dislodged.
To learn more about dental emergencies, give us a call at 304-845-2480 or schedule a consultation by filling out this online contact form.
Posted in: General Dentistry