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What to Do in a Dental Emergency?

As with any emergency, the first steps you should take include drawing a few deep breaths and calming down. Do not panic. Panicking can lead to poor decision making and can make treating a dental emergency more difficult.

Once you’ve calmed down, call Prosper Smiles Family Dentistry immediately at (972) 347-9617. Dr. Vimal Patel reserves openings for dental emergencies. He offers a FREE emergency exam and FREE emergency x-rays for new patients who have a dental emergency. He will only charge you if we fix the problem. He accepts new patients on an emergency basis and will do everything he can to restore your oral health after a dental emergency.

Common Dental Emergencies

Knowing what to do in a dental emergency can further increase your chances of a speedy and successful recovery. A few tips for handling dental emergencies include:

WHAT CAN I DO?

  • Toothache

Toothaches can be cause be a number of factors. First, you should gently floss your teeth and swich with warm salt water solution to ease discomfort and remove any lodge particles that could be causing the toothache. Next, Take an appropriate dose of over-the-counter pain medication. Do not apply aspirin directly to the site of the toothache, as this could damage your soft tissues.

  • Chipped or Broke Tooth

Recover the piece of tooth that has broken off. If you are experiencing any discomfort, swish with warm water solution and take an over-the-counter medication.

  • Tooth knock out

Recover the tooth, recover it by the crown ( the part that shows the gum line), and gently rinse it with warm water. Do not remove any pieces of the tissue still adhering to the tooth. Gently reinsert the tooth into the socket, store the tooth in the jar of milk and bring it with you to your appointment.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Prosper Dentist

At Prosper Smiles Family Dentistry, we have created a different kind of dental practice: one that focuses on family, fun, and creating healthy, beautiful smiles. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (972) 347-9617. From our state-of-the-art dentist’s office in Prosper, TX, Dr. Patel and his talented staff proudly provide generalrestorative, and cosmetic dentistry to families in Celina, Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Denton, and Allen.