What constitutes a dental emergency? Here are some helpful tips for the most common scenarios we see here in Duluth, MN:
Your tooth will be more sensitive and vulnerable after losing its crown, but generally, no major problems should arise as long as the restoration is reattached soon enough. As a temporary solution, patients can place a little amount of denture cream or toothpaste on the crown and gently press it back in its original position. Then, contact our office right away to schedule a professional reattachment with Dr. Hustad Davidson.
Do you still have the tooth? Rinse off foreign debris carefully while taking care to leave any natural tissue intact. Then, if possible, place it back into its original socket and hold it in place. Alternatively, put the tooth in a cup or plastic bag of milk and bring it with you to Bluestone Dental. There, we can determine whether reattachment is possible.
If significant pieces have broken off, rinse them carefully and bring them with you to our practice for possible reattachment. In the meantime, using a cold compress can reduce any swelling that occurs.
Rinse and floss your mouth thoroughly in order to dislodge anything that might be causing the discomfort. If it persists, contact our office right away to schedule an emergency appointment.
Bleeding is typically common after some dental procedures and can usually be alleviated by applying pressure to the area with a piece of gauze. If the bleeding is unusually heavy or continues at the same pace after 10 minutes or more of pressure, contact our Duluth location right away for assistance.