Are you experiencing a dental emergency? If so, we strongly recommend seeing Dr. Amir Nikraz as soon as possible. If you are not able to come into Artistic Dentistry right away, we suggest doing the following things:
- Chipped or broken teeth: If you have chipped or broken a tooth, save any pieces and rinse your mouth with warm water. You can also rinse the broken pieces. If there is bleeding, try and clot the bleeding by placing a soft material to the area for about 10 minutes. You can also apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth, cheek, or lips to keep the swelling down.
- Knocked-out tooth: If you have knocked a tooth out, our dentist asks you to retrieve the tooth and hold it by the crown, which is the portion of the tooth that was visible while the tooth was still in your mouth. If the tooth is dirty, rinse it off with water and do not scrub the surfaces of the tooth. If you can, put the tooth back into place without forcing it into the pocket. If that is not possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk or a cup of water with a pinch of table salt.
- Lost filling: For a temporary solution, place a piece of sugarless gum into the hole of your tooth or fill it with over-the-counter dental cement.
- Lost crown: If you have lost your crown and you are experiencing pain, use a cotton swab and apply clove oil to the area that is causing the discomfort. If you can, put the crown back over the tooth. You can secure it into place with toothpaste or over-the-counter dental cement. Do not use super glue.
- Partially dislodged tooth: If you have a partially dislodged tooth, please see a dental professional right away. Until you reach the dental office, keep the swelling down with a cold compress and take over-the-counter pain medications to relieve the pain.
To learn more about emergency care in San Clemente, California, call our office at 949-366-1177 today!