What To Do In A Dental Emergency And How We Can Help

By Rick Larson, D.D.S.
March 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental emergency  

There are, unfortunately, instances where you or a family member may experience a dental emergency. When this occurs, emergency dental emergencydental treatment in Coppell, Texas, from Dr. Rick Larson can help make the situation easier. He is well versed in emergency dental care and can safely provide care that makes you comfortable during a difficult time.

Types of Dental Emergencies

Perhaps the most common dental emergency is an avulsed tooth or a knocked-out tooth. When this occurs, it’s important to see a dentist immediately. When a tooth is knocked out, nerves, tissues and blood vessels become damaged. Typically, if the knocked out tooth is placed back into the socket in an hour or so, there is a greater chance that the mouth will support the tooth again. If it cannot be placed back into place, put it into a cup of milk in order to keep it from drying out.

A lost filling or crown is another dental emergency that requires emergency dental treatment in Coppell, Texas, from Dr. Larson. Once a filling or crown is out of the mouth, that tooth can become very sensitive to hot and cold foods or beverages and pressure in general. This typically happens because some type of decay is occurring. This decay can change the shape of a tooth, meaning that the crown itself no longer fits on the tooth. If the crown has fallen out, keep it in a cool place.

Broken or cracked teeth can sometimes be fairly painless   but can cause major issues if left untreated. When a part of a tooth has broken off, apply gauze to the area if there is bleeding. Use ice in the area to help minimize both pain and swelling and get to the dentist immediately.

When you are having a dental emergency, it’s important to know what to do to make the situation goes smoothly. Take care to immediately seek emergency dental treatment in Coppell, Texas, from Dr. Larson to ensure minimal pain and future dental issues. Call his Coppell, Texas, dental office today at 972-304-0489 to schedule an appointment.

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