Sometimes, your teeth may need the immediate attention of a professional care provider. At Heresi Dental Care, we understand our patients’ need to see us immediately in emergency situations, and therefore, we offer same-day emergency dental appointments from Monday -Friday with a 24-hour answering service.
Listed below are some of the most commonly experienced dental emergencies and tips you could follow until you get to our office:
- Cracked or broken teeth: If a tooth cracks or breaks, save any pieces and wash your mouth with warm water. If you’re bleeding, place a gauze pad near the area and apply a cold compress to the cheek near the area.
- Knocked-out tooth: If a permanent tooth is knocked out, we may be able to place it back if you act within an hour or two. If the tooth is tidy, try placing it back in the socket or put it in a glass of milk while you rush to us.
- Lost filling: Place a piece of soft sugar-free chewing gum in place of the filling. This will protect the location for a brief period of time. Seek an emergency dental appointment as quickly as possible.
- Lost crown: If your crown falls off, see us immediately. Use a cotton swab with some clove oil on the location. If possible, slip the crown back over the tooth.
Most importantly, you must remain calm, and call us to book an emergency appointment as soon as possible. We will try our best to get you expert care quickly so that your oral health can be restored and you can eliminate any pain and discomfort that you may be experiencing. To schedule an appointment, please call us at (540) 249-1849.