Few things are worse than a newly broken tooth, especially if you don't have a clue where to go for emergency dental services. If you bit down on a clam shell and cracked a tooth at a restaurant, which dentist would you dial? If your kid knocked out a front tooth whilst playing soccer, where would you take them for immediate dental help? Save our number (585) 479-3103 into your phone right now. That way, you'll always have access to a dentist if you ever require emergency dental services.
Top reasons for emergency dental service
* Injured tooth
Trauma to the teeth or jaw may cause one or more individual teeth to become cracked, chipped, or loosened. If this happens to you or your child, call a dental clinic and make an appointment to be seen as soon as possible.
* Knocked-out tooth
A severe injury may cause a tooth to come out. If this happens, collect the tooth and bring it to an emergency dentist as soon as possible. Don't wash the tooth, but if it is dirty, you may rinse it gently in a bowl of warm salty water for just a few seconds. Do not scrape the tooth, and be careful not to touch the root. Place the tooth in a small cup of milk for transport. A knocked-out tooth re-implanted within 30 minutes has the best chance of reattaching permanently, explains WebMD.
* Severe toothache
If you have an unbearable toothache, don't ignore it. It could be a sign of a serious problem such as an infection. Try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water to dislodge any debris that might be causing pain. If you can't get to an emergency dentist right away, try to minimize tooth discomfort with over the counter painkillers and make an appointment for the next day.
* Oral pain
Mouth pain that's so intense it prevents you from doing day-to-day activities is nothing to ignore. An emergency dental clinic can locate and treat the source of your discomfort. If the pain is intractable at night, and you can't wait until your dentist's office opens in the morning, visit an emergency room or quick-care clinic for temporary relief.
* Missing or broken crown or filling
As a rule, fillings and crowns last for a long time. When they become broken or lost, emergency dental care is your best option. A missing crown or filling can lead to pain and infection, especially if sensitive tooth nerves are exposed.
The best way to prevent the need for emergency dental care is to avail yourself of timely visits with a family dentist. Periodic examinations, tooth cleanings, and wellness checkups can go a long, long way toward keeping mouths clean, healthy and smiling brightly. If you need to know more about emergency dental service, or if you'd like to schedule an appointment with the dentist, please contact Batavia Family Dental at your earliest convenience. If you're a first-time patient, please call (585)479-3103. Existing patients are invited to call (585)343-4246 today.
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