What to Do When Tooth Pain Hits

Unfortunately, tooth pain can happen at any time, and it’s usually the worst time! In fact, more than 82% of people who go to the dentist have also had a late night or after-hours dental emergency. Dental emergencies can be caused by car accidents, sports injuries, falls, and even infections such as cavities. Whether you are helping someone with a dental emergency or are experiencing one yourself, there are some steps you can take to address situations that are minor emergencies.

  1. If you bite your lip or tongue, clean the area and apply a cold compress. Seek emergency dental care if the bleeding doesn’t stop.
  2. If you break a tooth, use warm water to rinse out your mouth, apply a cold compress, and contact our emergency dentists right away.
  3. If you think you broke your jaw, apply a cold compress and get emergency dental help immediately.
  4. If you lost a permanent tooth, put it in a cup of milk as quickly as possible, and come straight to our office with it.
  5. If you have a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water, use floss to dislodge anything that might be stuck between your teeth, and contact our emergency dentists if the pain persists.

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At Smile Designers, we know that tooth pain is nothing to ignore. The sooner you take action the better for you and your smile. Even minor pain can be an indication of a more serious problem. When you have an emergency dental need, contact us right away. Our team is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure that you can get the help you deserve when you need dental care most!