Emergency Dentist Q & A
What is an emergency dentist?
Emergency dentistry provides quick treatment that is effective to limit the pain and prevent infection. Whenever you can, emergency dentistry also works to protect your natural and permanent teeth.
What type treatment can an emergency dentist provide?
If a dental emergency occurs, what should I do?
For instance, in case you chip or knock out a tooth, carefully pick up the tooth and rinse it with cool tap water to clear away any dirt, debris, or bacteria. Next, place the tooth in a cup of milk or even tuck it in your cheek , and call the office immediately. The team allows for same day appointments, so they will make sure to get you in. If you have a swollen or bleeding gum or lip, they may also recommend placing gauze on the affected area or even using an ice pack to limit swelling until you arrive.
Can an emergency dentist help prevent future injuries?
A night guard will help prevent oral abscesses and toothaches, the staff recommends practicing good oral hygiene. Brush and floss every single day and visit the dentist for professional cleaning once every 6 months.
If you have a dental emergency, call our office at PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry instantly or walk in during normal business hours.