Do you or your children play any sports that can potentially damage teeth? Do you enjoy any hobbies or perhaps work in a somewhat dangerous industry? As hard as we try to avoid them, accidents happen. Trauma to the face can damage the teeth and gums, so what's next if this type of injury occurs?
Benefits of Visiting an Emergency Dentist
Upon losing a tooth, getting to an emergency dentist as soon as possible can make a huge difference in recovering it and successfully replanting it in the mouth. Some can successfully save a knocked-out tooth and take care of the gums with a few helpful practices that include:
- Stopping bleeding from the tooth socket with a cotton ball or gauze
- Reinserting the tooth and gently putting pressure on it with a sterile covering
If reinsertion is not an option, storing the tooth in a saline solution or milk and bringing it to our emergency dentist in Champaign, IL can potentially save the tooth.
Emergency Dentistry at Anderson Dental
An emergency dentist can advise patients on potential treatments if reinserting a tooth won't work. Treatments like dental bridges, dental implants, or partial dentures may suit some patients. We do our best to create time in our schedule when patients call in after an accident or urgent situation. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our dental office in the event of a dental emergency!