Emergency Dental Care
No one plans for a dental emergency but it is important to know what to do and where to go if a dental emergency presents itself. Understanding what is considered an emergency is beneficial so you can make sure that you and your family’s teeth are taken care of.
Dr. Jay Elbrecht and his team at Advanced Dental Care of Anderson reserves time in their daily schedule for emergency patients!
Tips for common dental emergencies
- If your tooth has been knocked out try to keep it moist. Try placing it back into the socket until dental treatment can be made. If it cannot be placed back in the socket place it between your gums and cheek to keep it moist. Another alternative is placing it in milk. Come visit our office right away!
- If you crack your tooth immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area and put something cold on your mouth to keep the swelling down.
- If you have a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between the teeth. Do not put aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissues.
- If an object gets stuck in your mouth, try to gently remove with floss but do not try to remove it with sharp or pointed instruments.