The Facts About Dental Emergencies

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Have you ever been in an emergency situation? If so, you probably understand how stressful these difficult situations can actually be. Sadly, dental emergencies can also be quite stressful—but if you know how to deal with a dental emergency, the experience should be much smoother.

There are a number of dental emergencies you could end up facing. In fact, did you know that losing one of your teeth actually constitutes an emergency? If this happens to you or to a loved one, please put your tooth in a glass of milk—however, please don’t handle the tooth’s root. Similarly, if your fracture or chip any of your teeth, please gather as many fragments as you can and place them in a cup of milk. Time is also important, because you may be able to save your tooth.

Another emergency you may have to cope with is losing a filling. If you experience this emergency, please call our team as soon as you can. Similarly, if your jaw gets injured, please contact us as soon as you can.

Finally, please be aware that you might need to visit our team if you have a painful toothache. Furthermore, if you have a toothache that lasts for more than 24 hours, please don’t hesitate to contact us. For temporary relief, you could rinse out your mouth with saltwater. Over-the-counter pain medications could also offer you some temporary relief.

Do you have more questions about the dental care you can receive from our dentist? Would you be interested in learning more about dealing with a dental emergency in San Antonio, Texas? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact Bee Family Dentistry by calling us at 210-690-9430. Our dentist, Dr. Catherine Boenitz and our team will gladly help you keep your smile strong and healthy.