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How to Keep Your Tooth in case of a Dental Emergency

January 5, 2018

Emergency dental care may be needed if you have had a blow to the face, lost a filling, or cracked a tooth. If your tooth was knocked clean out of the socket, there are some things you can do on your way to the emergency dental clinic Vancouver. However, it isn’t just a knockout that can be helped on the way to your emergency dentist in Vancouver.

According to Dr. Nick Seddon from Oceanfront Dental, doing what you can to save your tooth means taking the necessary steps on your way to your local Vancouver emergency dental clinic.

Is your dental issue urgent?

Not every dental emergency means a trip to the ER. Ocean Front Dental is an affordable option that can take care of your emergency without spending unnecessary time and money at the hospital.

Some Non-Medical Dental Emergencies include:

  • Broken wires and/or brackets
  • Toothaches
  • Lost crowns, bridges or filling
  • Broken, chipped or cracked tooth, unless in severe pain
  • Objects caught in and in between teeth

Urgent Dental Care Emergencies include:

  • Swelling and Pain
  • A partial or fully knocked out tooth
  • An infection
  • A tooth abscess
  • Jaw injury

What to do in case of dental emergency?

Below are a few things you can do if you are in need of emergency dental care.

Toothache – Rinse your mouth with warm water, and gently floss your tooth. If swelling is present, apply a cold pack to your cheek near the tooth that is aching. Never use aspirin as it can burn your gum tissue.

Chipped or Broken Tooth – Try to save as much of the tooth as you can. Wash the pieces and rinse your mouth thoroughly with warm water. If there is bleeding, apply gauze for 10 minutes. You can ice the chipped or broken tooth from the outside for pain relief.

Dislodged Tooth – If your tooth has become partially dislodged, you need to call your emergency dentist Vancouver immediately. Leave the tooth in the socket, even if you feels like it is about to come out.

Knocked Out Tooth – If you can find the tooth be careful not to hold the roots, even if the tooth is dirty. Carefully rinse the roots holding on to the top of the tooth. Try your best to put the tooth back in its socket. If this is impossible, place the tooth in milk or water with a little bit of table salt. Remember, the quicker you get to your emergency dental clinic in Vancouver, within an hour, the better chance you have of saving your tooth. Take an over the counter pain medication and apply a cold compress. Make sure you call Ocean Front Dental as soon as possible.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Vancouver, call and schedule your emergency dental appointment with Ocean Front Dental today.

Photo by Pablo Heimplatz

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