What Should I Do If I Experience A Dental Emergency?

If you sustain any damage to your teeth or gums, or if you begin to experience sudden and unexplained pain in one or more of your teeth, then you have a dental emergency, one that needs treatment right away! In today’s blog, your Charles City, IA, dentist will look at how we treat common emergency situations, and why you should seek treatment!

Responding to Damaged Teeth

If you have a toothache, an object lodged between your tooth that you cannot remove with floss, or a chipped tooth, then start by rinsing your mouth with warm water. For damaged teeth, you can use any cloth or gauze to control bleeding, and place a cold compress against your face to prevent swelling. For these issues you can also take a pain reliever. Seeing us right away allows our team to identify and treat the problems, often in just one visit. If you knock a tooth out completely, then be sure you touch the tooth only by the crown, never the root, and place the tooth in a glass of salt water or milk. Bring it with you when you see us!

Addressing Compromised Restorations

If a crown or filling becomes loose, or falls out completely, bring it with you to the office and see us right away. A compromised dental restoration exposes the sensitive inner tooth structure, which means unless treated the risk of cavities and infection increases. In the meantime, before seeing us try to avoid sugary foods or drinks, or very hot or cold foods and drinks, as these teeth will be quite sensitive until we can treat them and reduce the restoration.

Don’t Forget to See Us!

Remember, ignoring a dental emergency could increase the risk of cavities, infection, abscess, or even a lost tooth. You could experience severe discomfort as well. Simply give our office a call and we will contact you to schedule a convenient time to see you. We can then examine your smile and create personalized treatment plan to correct the problem and send you on your way with a restored and healthy smile. If you have any questions about how we address dental emergencies, or if you find yourself with an aching or damaged tooth, then contact our team today. We’re ready to help protect your smile!

Do You Need Dental Emergency Care?

We would like to return your smile to full health and beauty, then let us know when damage occurs. To learn more about dental emergencies and treatment options, schedule a visit by calling Central Park Dentistry in Charles City, IA, today at (641) 228-1115. We also proudly welcome patients from Nashua, Nora Springs, Riceville, and all surrounding communities.


Call Central Park Dentistry in Charles City, IA Today!

At Central Park Dentistry, we offer a variety of dental treatments that are customized for each member of your family, including in-house root canal treatment, tooth extractions, dental implant placement, and same-day emergency dental visits, when necessary. To schedule a consultation or dental appointment with Dr. Hansen, call our dental office in Charles City, IA today at (641) 228-1115. We also proudly welcome patients from Osage, New Hampton, Greene, Nashua, Nora Springs, Riceville, and all surrounding communities.