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Are you devoted to caring for your teeth? Do you do everything you can to keep your smile healthy and strong? Still, you know that even if you care for your smile well, but do you know how to react to a dental emergency?

We know how traumatic a dental emergency can be, especially if you aren’t sure what you should do. To help you get through an emergency, our team is pleased to give you a few tips. However, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are facing a dental emergency.  We will help however we can.

A few common dental emergencies come from trauma. For instance, if you fall or are hit, your tooth could be knocked loose or dislodged. If this happens, please visit our dentist immediately. In fact, we recommend visiting Dr. Ross or Dr. Chmiel within 30 minutes if possible. Try to bring the tooth with you, but please don’t handle it by the root. Also, we recommend placing the tooth in milk or keeping it moist with saliva.

Similarly, if you crack or fracture your tooth, you should save whatever pieces you can and visit our dentist quickly. Sometimes, our dentist will be able to rebuild your tooth, but other circumstances may require a crown. Regardless, you should visit our dentist as soon as possible. Conversely, chipping your tooth isn’t typically considered an emergency, but we still recommend visiting us as soon as possible.

Other circumstances may require dental attention soon, but not immediately. For example, a toothache, lost crown or filling, or damaged braces don’t require immediate care, but should be taken care of soon. If you are interested in learning more please feel free to give us a call at 414-525-0300.