While we’re closed for general and elective treatments, our team is still able to help people in Burbank, CA, suffering from damaged teeth and other dental emergencies. In today’s blog, we’re looking at common example of dental emergencies, and discussing possible cosmetic solutions that ensure an attractive and healthy smile.
Examples of Common Dental Emergencies
What qualifies as a dental emergency? Any injury or pain related to your teeth and gums is considered a dental emergency. For example, sudden toothaches, objects lodged between teeth cannot be removed with floss, cracked or chipped teeth, and loose or lost dental restoration are all reasons to contact your dentist. Loose or knocked-out teeth are also causes for immediate concern, and should be addressed right away. If you encounter one of these situations, give us a call to schedule a visit. When you arrive, you will find you have the waiting room to yourself, and in between each visit our team cleans and disinfects surfaces and tools. We will practice strict health and safety protocols to keep our patients and team members safe!
Responding to Pain or Damage
If a tooth hurts or something is stuck between them and causing discomfort, then rinse with warm water and gently floss on either side of the tooth. Is this fails to address the issue, then take a pain reliever and give our team a call.
If a tooth is damaged, try to recover any lost pieces and bring them with you. A bit of cloth or gauze could control bleeding, and you could reduce facial swelling by placing an ice pack or cold compress against the side of the face. Remember, even minor damage could expose the inner tooth structure to bacteria allowing cavities or infection to develop, so contact our team right away.
If a tooth is knocked-out, then pick it up by the crown never touch the roots, and place it in a glass of milk or salt water and bring it with you to the office!
Possible Treatment Options
For minor damage, we may use dental bonding to provide a lifelike repair in one visit. For more substantial injuries, our team can craft a crown from durable and lifelike materials to ensure your repair looks natural. We can replace loose or lost restorations as well. If you have any questions about providing cosmetic approach to dental repair, then please contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Emergency Dentistry?
If you find yourself faced with a dental emergency, know that we’re here with cosmetic treatments. For more information on addressing serious oral health concerns, then schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smiles in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.