There are two things you can count on when you have a dental emergency: 1) it won’t be convenient, and 2) it may feel scary and overwhelming. The first thing to remember is not to panic, when you have a trusted emergency dentist in Frisco like Dr. Brett Amedro on your side, you can rest assured that everything will be all right. Dr. Amedro has some tips for handling a dental emergency in Frisco because when you know what to do, you won’t need to stress.
Chipped or Knocked Out Teeth
If your tooth has been broken or chipped, try to gather as many of the pieces as you can and bring them to Dr. Amedro so he can determine the best course of action for it. There are a number of treatment options such as a porcelain crown or veneer that can be used to repair a chipped tooth, and we can likely get your tooth repaired and a temporary replacement done for you, so you’ll be smiling with ease again.
For a tooth that has been knocked out, time is of the essence. Transport your tooth carefully, and handle it as little as possible. Replace it back in its socket if you can, or transport it in milk to keep the cells moist and alive. We have the best chance of restoring your tooth within the first hour of your injury, so it’s important that you contact Ten Mile Dental as soon as possible.
Soft Tissue Injuries
If your cheeks, lips, or gum tissue sustain an injury, the first thing to do is to contain the bleeding. You can do this with a cold compress and light pressure. Once the bleeding has stopped contact us for further instructions. If you have access, a warm salt water rinse is also soothing for soft tissue injuries.
A tooth that has been decayed, fractured, or injured has the potential to become infected. It often starts out with mild sensitivity, leading to severe and constant pain. Please don’t wait for this to clear up or go away on its own because a dental infection will only become worse and cause further damage, and even tooth loss if it’s left untreated. When you’re proactive about getting a dental infection treated, root canal therapy can often preserve your tooth.
Contact Us For Emergency Care
At Ten Mile Dental our emergency patients are a priority and we make every effort to see you as soon as possible. If you or a loved one is experiencing a dental emergency please contact us right away.