Of course, emergencies don’t follow a schedule, and they usually don’t even happen at possibly convenient times, such as getting a loose crown right before you’re about to go to the dentist anyway. You might consider going to the emergency room when you suffer a serious injury, like getting a tooth knocked out, but before you do that, give us a call at The Toothbooth. We may be able to see you without an appointment with our emergency dentist in Katy 77494. If it’s outside of office hours, you could be given an emergency number to contact or be referred to another office that can provide treatment.
Until you are able to see someone, it’s important to do what you can to preserve the injured tooth and minimize pain.
Toothache in Cinco Ranch
Toothaches are usually not a dental problem on their own; rather, they are a warning sign of a more complicated and potentially serious issue. Causes of toothaches include trauma, infection, cavities, or erupting wisdom teeth. It’s important to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible to find the cause of the tooth pain and determine the solution for it. To ease the pain and discomfort until the tooth can be treated, over-the-counter painkillers can help.
To alleviate the discomfort that comes with sore gums, rinse with warm salt water and/or try to remove food from along the gum line. Try to clean the area as well as you can. If the face is swollen, apply a cold compress. Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen can help to ease the pain until you can receive treatment. When you notice that there is swelling or soreness, it’s important to contact your dentist immediately.
Possible broken jaw
Keep the jaw from moving by tying a towel, handkerchief, or tie around the mouth. Get to an emergency room as soon as possible.
See your emergency dentist open today as soon as you can; doing so will increase the chances of getting the knocked-out tooth reattached successfully. Handle the tooth carefully.
- Only hold the tooth by the crown (the top part) and not the root.
- Gently rinse with running water.
- Try to place the tooth back into its position and keep it in place using a piece of gauze.
- If it’s painful or uncomfortable to keep the tooth in its socket, keep it instead in a container of milk or saliva.
If you need any more information, feel free to contact our walk-in emergency dentist near you open on Saturday at The Toothbooth in Katy 77493.