You’ve always wanted to try skiing – so this Spring Break, you decided to vacation to Frisco, CO. With snowy peaks and bright blue skies, this area has the slopes and the teachers you’ve been looking for. Everything was going great at your first lesson – until you hit a bump and took a tumble, knocking out one of your teeth. You needed to find an emergency dentist in Frisco, and luckily for you, Dr. Brett Amedro at Ten Mile Dental was able to help. He saved your smile and teaches you what to do when common dental emergencies happen in this post.
What Should I Do In A Dental Emergency?
Dr. Amedro always reminds his patients to stay calm if a dental emergency happens. Reach out to us if you need urgent care at (970) 668-1010 and follow the first aid instructions below:
- Knocked-Out Tooth – If one or more of your teeth are knocked out, don’t panic. Pick the tooth up by the crown (the part you chew with) and try to place the root back into the gum gently. If this doesn’t work, place the tooth in a glass of milk and call us immediately.
- Toothache – Toothaches don’t care if you’re on vacation – oral infections can strike at any time and can be serious or even fatal. The pain can often comes from something wedged between the teeth, so floss carefully to remove any debris or food particles. Rinse with warm salt water. Then, contact our office before the ache turns into an abscess, which can be detrimental to your overall health.
- Chipped, Cracked, or Broken Tooth – If you break, chip, or crack a tooth while enjoying the fabulous restaurant scene in Frisco, save all the parts you can. Rinse your mouth and the pieces of tooth with warm water. Apply a cold compress on the outside of the mouth and contact us ASAP.
- Soft Tissue Injuries – Are you dealing with trauma to the tongue, cheeks, gums, or lips? Rinse out your mouth with warm salt water. Apply a moistened piece of gauze (using the salt water) or a tea bag to the bleeding area, and hold it in place for 15-20 minutes. You can also use a cold compress on the outside of the mouth at the same time. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, head straight to the ER.
- Jaw Injury – Perhaps you fell while skiing, or injured your jaw in an accident – either way, if you have pain, we can help. The ER will often miss diagnosing broken jaws when treating patients, so follow up with us if you’re treated at the hospital but are still experiencing facial pain or swelling.
Now that you know what kind of dental emergencies you might face while enjoying Colorado on Spring Break or vacation, schedule your appointment with your dentist in Frisco to get to know the team at Ten Mile Dental before an accident happens.