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Do you know what dental issues require emergency treatment? Knowing when to call your Dallas and DeSoto dentist, Dr. Solarin of Lantern Dental Clinic, can help protect your smile in the event of a dental emergency. If you experience any of these issues, don't hesitate to call.
Knocked out or loose tooth
Minutes matter if your tooth has been knocked out. If you arrive at the Dallas or DeSoto dental office within an hour or so after your accident, your dentist may be able to re-implant your tooth.
Before you make the trip to the office, rinse your tooth and place it back in the socket if you can. If it doesn't fit, place the tooth between your cheek or gum or put in a closed container covered by your saliva or milk.
It's also important to make a dental emergency call if an accident or blow to the face loosens a tooth. Gently move the tooth back into place if possible if it has shifted.
Blows to the face, car accidents and other types of trauma may break teeth, causing considerable pain.
If you can find the broken pieces of your teeth, put them in a resealable plastic bag with a damp paper towel. In some cases, it may be possible to reattach the broken parts of your teeth.
Call the dentist immediately if you experience cuts to your mouth, tongue, lips or face. Press a clean cloth against the lacerations to slow the bleeding.
A dental abscess occurs due to a bacterial infection in your tooth pulp. The abscess can cause severe, throbbing pain in your tooth and jaw. Abscesses can jeopardize your general health if bacteria enter your bloodstream and circulate throughout your body.
In addition to pain, the signs and symptoms of abscesses include swollen lymph glands, fever, gum swelling, pus on your gum, or a bump on the gum surrounding the tooth.
Prompt treatment is essential if you have a dental emergency. Call your dentist in Dallas and DeSoto, TX, Dr. Solarin of Lantern Dental Clinic to schedule your emergency appointment. Dial (972) 274-9300 for the DeSota office and (214) 374-7100 for the Dallas office.
Allow us to help you if a dental emergency arises in DeSoto. Whether it's a chipped or knocked out tooth, lost filling, or bad toothache, Lantern Dental will restore your oral health. Dr. Solarin and his team know what you need and deliver it quickly and compassionately. Learn more about dental emergencies and what you can do.
What is a dental emergency?
A dental emergency is a condition that requires immediate attention. It may involve bleeding, pain, loss of tooth structure or a combination of all three and more.
If such a situation arises for you or a loved one, would you know what to do? Our best advice is to call Dr. Solarin's office in DeSoto or Dallas. He or a staff member will give you first aid advice for your dental emergency and a same-day appointment if required.
In general, a dental emergency impacts both oral and systemic health, personal appearance and oral function. Examples include:
- Fractured or dislocated jaw
- Fractured tooth or restoration
- Lost or broken denture
- Knocked out, or avulsed, tooth
- Dental abscess with pain, drainage and other symptoms of infection
What you can do immediately
Emergencies require quick action and calm thinking. Here are some fast interventions which can stabilize your condition, relieve pain and swelling and hopefully preserve as much oral structure and function as possible.
If you knock out or break a tooth, put the tooth back in the empty socket roots-down. Hold it in place until you get to Lantern Dental. If this is not possible, place the tooth in a sealed container with water, milk or tooth preservative. An avulsed tooth can survive if your emergency dentist in Desoto replants it within an 30 minutes of injury, says the American Association of Endodontists.
You could have a dental abscess. Take over the counter ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain. Apply a warm compress to your jaw, and call the office for an appointment.
Cracked tooth or restoration
Save the pieces in a sealed container, and take them to Dr. Solarin. He may use composite resin to repair the tooth or consider a dental crown or porcelain veneer as needed.
Finally, take care of your oral health
See Dr. Solarin and his team every six months for a cleaning and check-up to ward off potential problems. Also, protect your teeth and lips with a mouth guard during contact sports. Avoid hard and sticky foods, and never use your teeth to open packages or bottles.
Never hesitate to call
At Lantern Dental, we are here to help you whatever your oral health need may be. We have two offices to serve you. For the DeSoto, TX, location, phone (972) 274-9300. Call the Dallas, TX, office at (214) 374-7100.
Don’t be stressed out and confused about how to best treat a dental emergency.
While we all work hard to protect our teeth from damage, something accidents just happen that we can’t control. From the office of our Dallas and DeSoto, TX dentist Dr. Saheed Lawal-Solarin, learn more about some of the common dental emergencies that require immediate care.
A Knocked Out Tooth
This can be a pretty scary situation to experience, which is why it’s important that you know what to do in case it does happen to you. You will want to handle the knocked out tooth by the crown only (never the roots). Rinse it off with warm water and then try to place it back in the socket. If it doesn’t go back into place then tuck it between your cheek and the gums and come into our office right away. A knocked out tooth can be sometimes be reattached if you seek care within one hour after your injury.
Cracked or Fractured Tooth
Not everyone will know when they have cracked or fractured a tooth, but you may notice dental pain or extreme tooth sensitivity when chewing or putting any pressure on the tooth. In some cases, the crack may even be visible. A damaged tooth is also much weaker, which means that it can continue to incur damage if you aren’t careful. This is why it’s necessary to schedule an appointment right away. There are different ways to treat the problem based on the extent of the damage.
Pain is your mouth’s way of telling you that something is wrong. Whether you have sore bleeding gums or a throbbing tooth, any kind of pain means visiting our Dallas emergency dentist right away. There are many reasons why you could be experiencing pain, from cavities and gum disease to an abscessed tooth. The sooner you seek care the better.
Now you are armed with the knowledge you need to handle a dental emergency that may come your way. If in doubt, call Lantern Dental in Dallas and Desoto, TX to find out if it’s necessary to come into our office for care.