Dental Emergencies For Kids & Adults
Taking Care at Home
While dental emergencies can be scary, there are some that can be taken care of without having to leave your home. One of the most common dental injuries is a bitten lip, tongue, or cheek. Although these injuries can be painful, they are hardly ever dangerous. If you are bleeding, place a piece of moistened gauze over the wound and apply gentle pressure. Change the gauze as needed. For pain and swelling, over the counter pain relievers or ice packs can be helpful. These types of injuries usually heal within a few days. If your bleeding continues for longer than 15 minutes, then you should seek emergency medical care. Some types of toothaches can also be treated at home. Toothaches are commonly associated with infections. However, before you call to make an appointment, brush and floss your teeth thoroughly and then rinse your mouth out with a salt water solution. Sometimes, food particles or other debris can become lodged between your teeth, causing pain. If you do not remove anything or you are exhibiting other symptoms of infection, then you should call our office right away.
How We Can Help
We can handle a wide array of different dental emergencies in our office. When you call our office, we will do our best to fit you in as soon as possible to get you the treatment you need. Emergencies we can handle include:
When it is Time to Go to the Emergency Room
There are certain instances in which it is best to head straight to the emergency room.
If you experience any dental or medical emergency do not hesitate to call 911 immediately.
With effective emergency care, your oral health issues can be resolved and your oral health can be restored. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, stay calm and call The Elmwood Dental Group LLC right away at (860) 331-8748. Having these tools available to you will help you to react quickly, avoid infection, and potentially save your child from unnecessary complications.
Better Safe Than Sorry
No matter how minor it may seem, facial trauma is a big deal. If you have any questions or concerns, call us today at (860) 331-8748.