Emergency Dentistry: All You Need to Know

Emergency Dentistry: All You Need to Know

Posted by Colorado Wellness Dentistry on Feb 17 2022, 10:06 PM

A dental emergency requires immediate attention and treatment. If left untreated, it may result in severe pain, swelling, or tooth loss and require expensive and extensive dental treatments. 

If you are in Centennial, CO, and have a dental emergency, contact Colorado Wellness Dentistry at (303) 798-1068 for prompt care. 

Common Dental Emergencies

  • Broken or Knocked-out Tooth 

A broken or knocked-out tooth causes extreme pain. Seeking urgent dental care not only helps with pain management but can also help save your tooth. 

  • Persistent Toothache

You may experience sudden sharp pain in your mouth when eating certain foods or enjoying certain drinks. Cavities are the main cause of such pain. Seek emergency dental services right away to avoid further complications. 

  • Swelling

A swollen jaw can be the result of tooth infection, gum disease, swollen lymph nodes, and, in extremely rare cases, cancer. It is best to schedule an emergency dental appointment and seek treatment at the earliest.

  • Uncontrollable Bleeding From Gums

Excessive or severe bleeding from gums may require emergency dental care. You should see a dentist as soon as possible if you have cuts in your mouth from eating certain foods or being involved in an accident.

  • Metallic Taste

This is often a sign that your crown/filling has become loose. It is important to seek emergency dental care since this may lead to infection.

First-Aid for Dental Emergencies

While you wait for emergency care or a word back from your dentist, it is important to stay calm. Here are a few things you can do in the event of a dental emergency:

  • If your tooth is loose or has been knocked out, try to keep or place it back in its socket. Use a piece of gauze to help hold it in place and make sure you don’t swallow it. Do not touch the root of the tooth to prevent infection.
  • Rinse your mouth with warm salt water to alleviate pain and stay comfortable while you wait. You can also use a cold compress on your cheek to help reduce pain and swelling.
  • In case the tooth is completely knocked out, keep it in a cup of milk until you reach your dentist.

Some dental emergencies can be temporarily managed with over-the-counter medications. However, to get proper treatment, you should visit your dentist. 

For any queries relating to dental emergencies, call Colorado Wellness Dentistry at (303) 798-1068 or visit us at 9085 E Mineral Cir #220, Centennial, CO 80112.

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