Gentle Dental of Collingdale
14-20 MacDade Boulevard, Suite A, Collingdale, PA 19023

Dental Emergency Steps Everyone Should Know

Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies are more common than you might think, and chances are you will experience one yourself someday. Therefore, it really does pay to equip yourself with the know-how necessary to handle a dental emergency, which can be a very frightening situation. Understanding what to do before you are able to get to an emergency dentist in Collingdale may mean the difference between losing a tooth forever and preserving it.

If one of your permanent teeth is accidentally knocked out, the key is to make sure it stays moist right from the start. If at all possible, return the tooth to its socket, being careful to avoid the root. Failing that, try to hold it between the inner cheek and the gums, soak it in milk, or use a commercial tooth preservation product bearing the ADA seal of approval. Then see an emergency dentist as soon as possible.

When a tooth suffers a crack, it is important to rinse out the mouth using warm water in order to keep things clean. Then, cold compresses should be applied to limit swelling.

In situations where you have bitten your lip or tongue, you should clean that area carefully with water and use cold compresses to lessen discomfort. A trip to an emergency dentist or the hospital emergency room should then be made.

Toothaches should be treated with a warm water rinse followed by a gentle flossing to eliminate food debris. Aspirin should never be placed directly on the problem area, as it may cause burning of the gums. If your pain does not subside, find an affordable dentist in Collingdale at your earliest opportunity.

If you believe that your jaw may be broken, use cold compresses to keep swelling at bay. Then, make sure you get emergency dental care from a dentist in Collingdale or go to the hospital emergency room right away.

If an object becomes lodged in one of your teeth, see of you can loosen it with dental floss, but never attempt to get rid of it with a pointed or sharp implement. Rather, seek assistance from an emergency dentist.

While it is certainly useful to know how to react if a dental emergency should occur, preventing one from happening in the first place is an even better strategy. Thus, you should always wear protective mouthpieces when playing sports, avoid chewing on popcorn kernels, hard candies, and ice cubes and use scissors, not your teeth, for cutting.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Collingdale, call Gentle Dental of Collingdale today at (484) 427-4663 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Collingdale. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Collingdale, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Collingdale. 

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