Are You Having A Dental Emergency? If The Injuries Extend Beyond The Teeth, The Injured Person Is In Shock, Or The Bleeding Is Severe: Go To An Emergency Room!
Emergencies are scary. This is true of any type of emergency, including dental emergencies. When faced with a dental emergency, it is easy to panic. If you do not know what to do, you might think your best option is to rush off to the emergency room. Not all dental emergencies require this kind of care. Many emergencies can be handled easily in our office. There are even some emergencies that you can take care of without having ever to leave your house. When you are faced with a dental emergency, Cane Bay Family Dentistry is here to help.
Caring for Your Emergencies at Home
There are some emergencies that do not require any professional care at all. One of these emergencies is a bitten lip, tongue, or cheek. These injuries are common, and often not dangerous, although they can be painful. If you are experiencing bleeding, place a piece of gauze over the wound and apply gentle pressure. For pain and swelling, you can take an over the counter pain reliever or use an ice pack. If your bleeding lasts more than 15 minutes, then you should seek emergency care right away.
Another emergency you may be able to handle on your own is a toothache. While toothaches are commonly associated with an infection, they can also occur because food or other debris is stuck between your teeth. First, brush and floss your teeth thoroughly and rinse with a saltwater solution. Call our office if nothing is removed, if your pain persists, or if you notice other symptoms of an infection.
In-Office Emergency Care
We are highly experienced at treating some different dental emergencies right here in our office. Some of the emergencies we treat include:
Should I Go to the Emergency Room?
There are some cases in which a dental emergency warrants a trip straight to the emergency room. You should head straight to the ER if:
If you are faced with a dental emergency and do not know what to do, we can help. Call Cane Bay Family Dentistry at (843) 376-3510 right away.