Emergencies are never convenient. If they were, they probably wouldn’t be called “emergencies.” Knowing what to do in case of a dental emergency can make the difference between losing a tooth and saving one. That’s why it’s good to know about an emergency dental care provider like Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX.
Dental emergencies always seem to happen at night or on the weekends. That’s when a lot of us take part in activities that can result in chipped, broken, or even knocked out tooth.
If you get a cracked tooth, the first thing you should do is rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Cold compresses can help to keep the swelling down. It’s also time to head for our office.
The same applies if you bite your lip or tongue: clean it gently by rinsing it with water, and then apply a cold compress.
A lot of our emergency cases involve knocked out teeth. All it takes is one bike crash or one rough tackle. If you have a knocked out tooth, time is of the essence. If possible, put the tooth back into your jaw, making sure not to touch its root. Otherwise, keep it between your cheek and gums, or even in some milk. The important thing is to make a beeline for our office. If you see us within an hour of your accident, chances are good the tooth can be saved.
We’ve mentioned only a few dental emergencies. There are so many others, like the severe toothache in the middle of the night, or objects stuck in your teeth. Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall offers emergency dental care, as well as general dentistry and many other services. Keep us on speed dial!