Below you can learn about a few common dental emergencies and how to handle them.
Avulsed Tooth (Tooth Knocked Out)
Here is what you can do in the event of a knocked-out tooth:
A knocked-out tooth can be a frightening experience, but it’s important to remain calm and act quickly to increase the chances of saving the tooth. If you’re in Newport Beach and experience a knocked-out tooth, here’s what you should do:
1. Retrieve the tooth: If possible, locate the tooth and handle it by the crown (the part that is normally visible above the gumline) rather than the root. Avoid touching the root or removing any attached tissues.
2. Rinse the tooth: Gently rinse the tooth with water or saline solution to remove any debris, but do not scrub or clean it.
3. Reinsert the tooth: If the tooth is still intact and you’re comfortable doing so, try to reinsert it into its socket. Hold the tooth in place by biting down on a clean piece of gauze or cloth.
4. Keep the tooth moist: If you can’t reinsert the tooth, store it in a container of milk or saliva to keep it moist. Do not store the tooth in water or let it dry out.
5. Seek emergency dental care: Call The Gentle Dentist of Newport Beach, CA (949) 945-6262 as soon as possible to schedule an emergency dental appointment. Time is critical in saving a knocked-out tooth, so it’s important to seek treatment within 30 minutes.
Cracked or Broken Tooth
Here is what you can do in the event of a cracked or broken tooth:
Here is what you can do in the event of a abcess: