WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF A DENTAL EMERGENCY?
The best thing to do is to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Most cases are not that urgent and you can wait for a scheduled appointment. Always let your dentist know what the problem is so they know when to book you in. Take the following precautions:
- If your face swells up it could be a sign of an infection and it’s important to schedule an appointment right away. Stay upright and don’t lie flat, even during sleep. Drink fluids.
- If you knock out a tooth pick it up by the crown, not the root, to prevent damaging the tissue that helps with reimplantation.
- If you chip a tooth take a picture of it and email it to your dentist to know what kind of procedure you will need. Sensitivity is common and it goes away within a few days.
- If a tooth hurts avoid chewing with it and make an appointment within the week.
OTHER SIGNS OF A DENTAL EMERGENCY:
- Non stop bleeding
- Severe damage to a tooth
- Intense, persistent tooth pain
- Painful swelling that doesn’t get better
- Loose or knocked out tooth
- Injured jaw
For any emergencies contact us immediately via:
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Los Algodones, B.C. Mexico
P.O. Box 4051, Yuma, AZ. 85366