Dental emergencies include any issue that requires immediate dental care, such as:
loose or broken teeth
lost, loose or broken fillings
chips and cracks in teeth
deep cuts in the lip or gum
swollen, sore or tender gums
broken or lost crowns
teeth that have been knocked out
Some may require immediate dental care and attention while other issues may be able to wait until the following business day for care. If you have any type of emergency, call the office immediately for further guidance.
If you have a tooth knocked out as a result of a fall, sports injury or other trauma, try to replace the tooth in the socket if possible. Otherwise, place it between your cheek and gum or, if that's not possible, place it in a glass of milk (don't touch the root). Then proceed to the dentist office or emergency room to have it replaced as quickly as possible. When a tooth in good health is replaced immediately, it may be able to be saved.
Do not abuse your teeth. They are NOT tools. Do not open bottles, cans, or pry off caps. Wear your mouth guard when participating in contact sports or other activities that could damage your teeth. Use common sense and many emergencies can be avoided.
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