Dental emergencies always occur at the worst possible moments. In the midst of an urgent situation, it’s difficult to think clearly and make the best decision for your oral health. That’s why we recommend contacting our dental office immediately so we can provide you with over-the-phone first-aid guidance and schedule an appointment for as soon as possible. Our team is experienced with handling dental emergencies, so you can rest-assured that you’ll be in safe hands when you reach our dental office for emergency dentistry in Winslow, AZ.
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A toothache is often a sign of an infection hidden deep beneath the enamel of your tooth. Sometimes it can be caused by a piece of lodged debris as well. After gently flossing between your teeth, if you still experience pain, you can take an over-the-counter medication, such as ibuprofen, to help reduce inflammation and make you more comfortable.
Chipped or Broken Tooth
Retrieve any broken-off pieces of your tooth from the floor and gently rinse them under a cool stream of water. Place them in a sealable bag or container and bring them to your appointment. If a jagged edge was created by the damage, you can place a piece of sugar-free gum or orthodontic wax on the area to keep it from irritating your oral tissues.
Time is of the essence if you’ve knocked-out a permanent tooth. Get to our dental office within an hour of the incident so we can have a higher chance of successfully replanting it in its socket. It’s vital to only handle your tooth by the biting surface and not the root. Gently rinse it under cool water and place it in a sealable container filled with milk or salt water.
Lost Filling or Crown
If your restoration has fallen out of your mouth, you can temporarily reattach it using a dab of adhesive or sugar-free gum. It’s still vital for you to visit our dental office as soon as possible to have it replaced or repaired, because a damaged or lost filling or crown could put you at-risk for developing an infection.