Fast Care for Knocked-Out and Cracked Teeth
Sports injuries, auto accidents and simple slip-and-fall accidents can all lead to a fractured or knocked-out tooth.
For a knocked-out tooth, rinse the tooth in water (if completely knocked out) and try to reposition the tooth into the socket.
If you’re not able to reposition the tooth, keep it moist in milk or water while you travel to the dentist. This step preserves your tooth so it can stay healthy and have a better chance of surviving the repositioning.
At Paralowie Dental Service, our dentists have over a decade of experience in treating sports injuries, and they can replace your tooth with a bridge, implant or a removable appliance if it cannot be restored.
Gentle Care for Soft Tissue Trauma
Dentists do not just take care of teeth. They also provide treatment for the soft tissues in your mouth such as the cheeks and lips. A severe laceration to these areas is also considered an emergency. If severe bleeding is present, rinse your mouth with warm, salty water and apply gentle pressure with a sterile piece of gauze as you drive to our dental office.
Dental emergencies are often frightening, but seeking help immediately gives you the best chance for a quick, positive recovery. Give us a call at the first sign of an emergency so that we can provide prompt treatment.