The types of dental emergencies we can treat are:
These are some of the most common dental emergencies; however, our services aren’t limited to this list. Our emergency services are meant to help you relieve pain, prevent infection from spreading or save a tooth.
First, call your dentist right away.
Explain your symptoms and ask to be seen as soon as possible.
Then it’s time to ease the pain.
Take over-the-counter pain medicine.
Don’t worry! Most times broken teeth can almost always be saved. Call your dentist and explain what happened.
If it’s a small break, your dentist may use a white filling to fix the tooth.
If the break is serious, a root canal may be needed.
Your tooth may also need a crown (also called a cap).
You must act quickly.
If the knocked-out tooth is a permanent tooth, your dentist may be able to put it back. If the tooth looks clean, put it back in its socket. If this is not possible, or if there’s a chance that the tooth might be swallowed, put it in a container of cold milk. The least amount of time the tooth is out before it is put back, the higher the success rate. Go to your dentist, or to the nearest dentist, right away.
If there is bleeding, press down on the spot using a clean cloth. If the lip is swollen, use an ice pack to keep the swelling down. If the bleeding does not stop, go to the emergency room at a hospital right away.
To ensure the safety of our patients and staff and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, At Cochrane Valley Dental ,we have implemented several initiatives for the protection of our staff and patients .