Emergency Dentist in Denton, TX
Immediate Care For Your Dental Emergency
If you’re hurting, emergency dentistry can help you with your pain. At Anew Dental you don’t have to put off emergency dental treatment because we set aside appointment times every day for patients with emergencies like yours. We offer same-day appointments because immediate attention to your dental emergency is essential. Delaying your dental treatment can not only increase the chance of permanent damage, it can also result in the need for more extensive and expensive dental treatment in the future. We are here to help with your emergency dental issue.
What to Do Until You Get to the Dentist
- Toothache — Rinse your mouth out with warm water. Then use floss to make sure there isn’t any food or other material lodged around the gumline causing the pain. If the pain continues, call your dentist.
- Lost Dental Filling or Dental Crown — For lost dental fillings, seal the area with a piece of sugarless gum or over-the-counter dental cement. If a dental crown has become loose, try to put it back in place with dental cement as a temporary fix. If that doesn’t work, bring your crown with you to the dentist for treatment.
- Dental Abscess — If you notice a painful, pimple-like swelling on your gums, rinse with salt water and immediately contact an emergency dentist. Dental abscesses can lead to more serious infections if not treated promptly.
- Bitten Lip or Tongue — Clean the area thoroughly then apply an ice pack to help reduce the swelling. If the bleeding doesn’t subside, see your dentist immediately, or go to a hospital emergency room for help.
- Broken Tooth — Save any pieces of the broken tooth and rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply a cool compress to the area to help decrease the swelling and pain until you can be seen by an emergency dentistry professional.
- Knocked Out Tooth — Gently rinse off the tooth and try to not remove any attached tissue. If at all possible, hold the tooth in place in the socket. Otherwise, place the tooth in a glass of milk and get to an emergency dentist right away.
- Object Stuck in Teeth — Gently try to remove the object with floss. Do not use a sharp instrument instead. If you are unable to dislodge the object with the help of floss, contact your dentist.
Your best defense is your best offense
Maintaining good regular oral hygiene is the best way to help prevent any trip to an emergency dentist. Do not use your teeth to tear open a package, use the scissors instead. Along with your regular brushing and flossing, avoid chewing on ice, hard candy or hard objects, which could crack teeth without you even knowing it. If you play any type of contact sports, be sure to wear a mouth guard to help cushion your teeth from any force or trauma. Regular dental visits allow your dentist to diagnose and treat problems before they become severe or painful. But even with the best planning and dental care, accidents do happen.
If you have an emergency dental problem that needs immediate attention, we have an emergency dentist available. call Anew Dental now at (940) 565-5049 so we can help you with our emergency dental services.
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