The most important thing to do in a dental emergency is to remain calm. We understand that it can be nerve-wracking and many patients will not know what to do; however, our dentists in Glendale are standing by to help you with your every concern including dental emergencies. If you experience a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911 immediately.
Injury to your teeth or gums can become a serious problem if it is not tended accordingly. Ignoring the problem can lead to severe delays in treatments and can also create permanent damage, which could result in tooth loss and more extensive dental treatment. We ask that you contact our Glendale dentists to schedule an appointment as soon as you experience a dental emergency.
If you suffer an event or dental emergency we ask that you do the following immediately after the incident:
Toothaches: rinse your mouth with warm water and remove any food particles using floss. If any swelling occurs, use cold compresses. Painkillers can be used as directed for comfort. Contact us as soon as possible.
Chipped or broken teeth: If possible, save any and all pieces that have broken. Rinse your mouth with warm water and rise the broken piece(s). If you are bleeding, apply pressure with a piece of gauze until the bleeding stops. You may use cold compresses and pain killers as directed while you wait for your appointment with our dentist.
Knocked out tooth: handle the tooth by the crown only (the chewing portion of the tooth). Try to place the tooth back in the socket of possible or hold it between your gums and teeth while you get in contact with our dentist. If this is not possible, put the tooth in a small container filled with milk.
Soft-tissue injuries including tongue, cheeks, gums and lips: soft-tissue injuries will usually result in bleeding. In order to control the bleeding, please rinse your mouth out with warm water. Following this, apply pressure with gauze or a tea bag. For pain and swelling, use cold compresses. If you see that bleeding does not stop, see your dentist or go to the emergency room immediately.
Dental emergencies are scary. Remember, if you suffer a dental emergency it's important that you remain calm
and contact our dentists in Glendale. We will work hard to see you as soon as possible.