Healthy Smiles Premier Dental
ental emergencies can happen at any time, even during the festive holiday season. Knowing how to handle a dental emergency can make a significant difference in protecting the health of your smile. Dr. Doostan and the team at Healthy Smiles Premier Dental want to ensure you’re prepared. Here are steps you can take in the event of a dental emergency over the holidays.
If you’re experiencing a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water and gently floss to remove any debris that may be causing discomfort. Avoid placing aspirin directly on the gum, as it can cause irritation. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Doostan to identify and address the underlying cause of the toothache.
Broken or Chipped Tooth
Save any broken or chipped pieces and rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply a cold compress to the affected area to reduce swelling. Contact Healthy Smiles Premier Dental immediately for prompt assistance. A dentist can assess the damage and recommend the best course of treatment.
If a tooth is knocked out, handle it by the crown (top) and avoid touching the root. Rinse it gently with water and try to reinsert it into the socket. If this is not possible, place the tooth in a container with milk or saliva and seek immediate dental attention. Time is crucial for the success of re-implantation.
Lost Filling or Crown
Losing a filling or crown can be uncomfortable. Apply dental cement, available at most drugstores, to the exposed area. Avoid using glue or other adhesives. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Doostan to replace the filling or crown and prevent further damage.
Injuries to the Soft Tissues
If you have injuries to your lips, cheeks, or tongue, clean the area gently with warm water. Use a cold compress to reduce swelling. If bleeding persists, seek emergency dental care or visit the nearest emergency room.
Remember, Healthy Smiles Premier Dental is here to support you during dental emergencies. We serve the surrounding areas of Gardena, Hawthorne, Lawndale, and Torrance. Get in touch with our office for immediate assistance. Dr. Doostan and his team are dedicated to providing timely and effective care to ensure your smile remains healthy and bright during the busy and festive holiday season!