Dental Emergency Tips
We hope that you are having an amazing summer spending time doing your favorite activities. With any activity, there is always the potential for an accident or emergency to happen. Even something as simple as a stumble or bump can cause damage to your teeth and mouth. A dental injury can range from something simple such as a bite on the tongue to something as severe as the loss of a tooth. The most important thing to do when dealing with any form of emergency is to remain calm and access the situation. We want to help you be prepared if you should encounter a dental emergency this summer.
Discomfort or pain in a tooth can come about at any point. If the discomfort is extremely severe, it can also lead to headaches, sinus pressure, and migraines. The first step when experiencing any discomfort is to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth to ensure lingering food is not causing an irritation. If the pain remains, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
If an accident occurs and you notice any of the following, we would recommend calling our office immediately for an appointment:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Teeth that appear gray in color
- Tooth is fully knocked out of the mouth
While waiting for the appointment, be sure to apply a cold compress and take over-the-counter pain medication if needed.
One of our biggest tips, especially for any of our patients who wear braces is to use a mouthpiece while playing sports. If you or a loved one are playing a physical sport, it is wise to wear a mouthguard, even if you are not receiving orthodontic treatment. A mouthguard can help ease the trauma to the mouth to help avoid injury.
If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency this summer, please don’t hesitate to call us as soon as possible. We are able to treat a variety of dental emergencies at our office located in Kewaskum, WI. If you are traveling and have an emergency, we can assist you over the phone and direct you as needed. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable summer and look forward to seeing you for your next hygiene examination.