Oceans Dental Group
3 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 108, Palm Coast, FL 32137

Think Fast – How to Handle a Dental Emergency

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Dental emergencies happen without notice, and you have to act fast. Fractured, extruded, or lost teeth can often be saved if you see an emergency dentist within 30 minutes of the incident. The steps you take in the first few minutes after the event occurs can also boost your chances of keeping your tooth. To be prepared for any dental emergency, find an affordable dentist to turn to in a crisis, and remember these important tips for handling dental emergencies properly.

  • Knocked-Out Tooth

Call your dentist immediately. Handle the tooth by its crown; do not touch its root. Rinse the tooth gently in clean water, but don’t scrub. Place the tooth back in its socket if possible. If unable to do so, wrap it in a clean cloth and immerse it in cold milk.

  • Fractured Tooth

Rinse your mouth with warm, clean water. If swelling is present, apply an ice pack or cold compress. See your dentist in Palm Coast immediately to determine the extent of damage and treatment options. Your dentist may be able to smooth a minor fracture. Moderate fractures may involve dentin or pulp tissues, so more extensive work may be necessary. If you have pain, take ibuprofen instead of aspirin.

  • Dislodged Tooth

If a tooth has been pushed out of place, try to reposition it gently with your fingers. Don’t force it. Bite down to keep the tooth in place until you can see the dentist.

  • Mouth Tissue Injuries

Injuries to the mouth, cheeks, lips, or tongue should be cleaned with warm water, and the injured person should be taken to a hospital emergency room for care. If there is severe bleeding from a tongue injury, pull the tongue forward and place gauze on the wound to reduce blood loss.

  • Emergency Dental Kit

To be prepared for all dental emergencies, keep your dentist’s phone number in an easy-to-find spot. Essential medical supplies include a handkerchief, rolled gauze or gauze pads, ibuprofen, and a small container with a lid for storing injured teeth.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Palm Coast, call Oceans Dental Group today at (386) 246-7619 or make an appointment.

Oceans Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Palm Coast. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Oceans Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Oceans Dental Group.

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