I Have a Dental Emergency, Now What?
Find out how to handle all of your dental emergencies and when to see your Novi dentist.
We can’t always be prepared for everything in life. So it might come as a complete surprise when you suffer from a dental injury. The most important rule you can follow is to remain calm and to call your Novi dentist Dr. Neil Blavin to find out if it’s necessary to come in for treatment. If it’s a true dental emergency then you will need proper medical attention in order to preserve your smile.
Handling Dental Emergencies
No true dental emergency can be fully treated at home. Leave your dental care to the professionals like your Novi dentist Dr. Blavin. The most common dental emergencies include,
- Tooth pain
- Fractured tooth
- Dislodged or knocked out tooth
- Bitten tongue or cheek
- Damaged or broken braces
- Broken dental work (e.g. dental crown; dentures)
If you are dealing with any of these problems then you need to call your Novi dentist Dr. Blavin right away. Particularly in the case of a knocked-out tooth, time is of the essence. More times than not, a knocked-out tooth can be saved if treated within the hour. In the meantime, you may be dealing with some rather unpleasant side effects of you dental emergency. Find out what you can do to ease your symptoms before coming into our office.
Are you experiencing swelling?
Has your face started to swell as a result of your infection or injury? This can be both alarming and uncomfortable. Luckily, anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen can reduce inflammation until you are able to get in to see your Novi dentist Dr. Blavin. If you are looking to go for the more natural route to easing your symptoms then apply an ice pack wrapped in a towel over the swollen areas for a few minutes.
Are you in pain?
Just as anti-inflammatories can be a great way to reduce swelling, it can also help eliminate pain. Also, pain relievers like Advil can kill your discomfort until you can get proper medical attention. Again, for those looking to avoid medications, rinsing your mouth out with warm salt water several times a day can also help ease painful symptoms.
Don’t let a dental emergency get the better of your smile. Contact your Novi dentist Dr. Blavin at Briar Pointe Dentistry now and we will be sure to get you in to see us right away. Nothing is more important then your dental health, and we strive to treat all of your problems, whether they require immediate care or not.