When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to know exactly what you need to do in order to minimize long-term damage. From small cracks or chips in teeth to knocked-out teeth, holes in your lips or tongue, and other problems, there’s no shortage of possible dental emergencies.
Today, we’re going to take a look at some advice that applies to all emergencies. No matter what situation you find yourself in, these will help should you ever need emergency dental care.
Find the tooth
A lot of dental emergencies are knocked-out teeth, where patients come in to see a dentist to have their tooth reinserted into their gums. While that’s something Dr. Angela Osborn can definitely do, you need to do your part first by looking for the missing tooth. There’s little we can do to help without the tooth.
Mouth wounds – and head wounds in general – tend to bleed a lot. They may not hurt as bad as other wounds, but they’ll make more of a mess. Make sure to apply pressure to wherever the damage occurred. If you can stop, or at least manage, the bleeding, our team here at Angela M. Osborn, DDS, PC in Lone Tree, Colorado, will have a much easier time of quickly fixing your damage.
Lastly, it’s important to keep your emotions in check. While a dental emergency is certainly stressful, there are a ton of different restorative dentistry options available to help you should it come to that. We’ll be here to help you every step of the way. You can help us by being as calm as possible.
To learn more, give us a call today at 303-799-9993.