Emergency dental care you can count on in Sacramento
Dental emergencies can occur at any time, and if they do, we want you to know that we are prepared to take care of you at Adams Dental Associates. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, it’s important to call our Sacramento office right now so we can assess the situation and set you up with the next available appointment. Below are some of the most frequent dental emergencies that we see in our office.
Broken or Fractured Teeth
If you have broken off a piece of your tooth, you should rinse the area with water and then gently use a cold compress on the outside of the cheek to help with swelling. If you can find the tooth fragment, save it to bring into the office. Call our office as soon as possible to schedule an emergency appointment.
Tooth Knocked Out
When it comes to a knocked-out tooth, it is important to seek care quickly. In order to have the best probability of saving the tooth, you should call the office immediately to schedule an emergency appointment. In the interim, take the tooth and rinse it off with water gently, being careful to only touch the crown of the tooth. If you can place it back in the socket, do so; otherwise, place it in a small cup of milk.
There are several different issues that can cause tooth pain. The first step is to rinse your mouth out and try to use some floss to see if there is something caught between the teeth. In many cases, a trapped piece of food can cause pain. If there is nothing trapped and the pain persists, use an ice pack or cold compress to help with the pain, as well as over-the-counter pain relievers. All us as soon as possible to schedule an emergency appointment.
Bitten Lip or Tongue
If your lip or tongue is bleeding due to a bite, please rinse the area gently with warm water and press a wet washcloth firmly on the area to stop bleeding and reduce swelling. Call the office as soon as possible so we can assess the severity of the bite.
Avoiding Dental Trauma
There are a few things you can do to try and limit dental emergencies. The first is to be careful eating hard foods that can potentially hurt your teeth. The second is to always wear a mouthguard when playing contact sports. The final way is to practice good oral hygiene and routine dental care to prevent decay. For any questions, call Adams Dental Associates at (916) 999-1302.