Come See Us For Emergency Dentistry in Medford
You’re outside playing a game with your friends, when all of a sudden, *WHAM*, something hits you in the face, and before you know it, you’re holding one of your teeth in your hand.
What do you do next?
Or, you wake up one morning, and your small toothache has now turned into a large, throbbing pain. You can’t go to work like this, and all you can think about is doing something to make the pain stop.
What is the fastest way to find relief?
In both scenarios, you just need to do one simple thing: call Premier Care Dental. Our team is experienced and equipped to handle a wide spectrum of dental emergencies in-house, and we’ll do our best to see you as quickly as possible so we can solve your problem. Our team has collectively handled thousands of emergencies over the years, so when you need dental care RIGHT NOW, you can trust us to provide the exact solution that you need.
Call Us For the Following Dental Emergencies:
- Knocked out teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Partially dislodged teeth
- Severe toothache
- Abscessed tooth
- Damaged or lost dental work (fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, implants)
- Object stuck between the teeth
- Injury to the lips, gums, or jaw
- Pain or swelling in the face
However, if you suspect that you have suffered a broken bone in addition to your dental injury, or if you can’t stop bleeding after 10 minutes, please head straight to your local emergency room first. Give us a call only after you have been cleared to leave. If you’re unsure whether or not your situation is an emergency, go ahead and give us a call, and we’ll be happy to let you know what you should do next.
Tips for Avoiding Dental Emergencies
While it’s impossible to prevent all dental emergencies, there are a few simple things you can do day to day to make sure you never have to make a surprise visit to the dentist:
- Always wear a mouthguard while playing sports, no matter your age or level of play.
- Don’t chew on extremely hard things like ice or rock candies.
- Don’t use your teeth as tools to open bottles or packages.
- Come see us for routine checkups and cleanings so we can catch and treat a small problem before it turns into an emergency later.
How to Handle a Knocked Out Tooth
For any of the dental emergencies listed above, you should contact us right away, but in the case of a knocked out tooth, time is a very important factor, and the following tips will help increase the chances we can replant your natural tooth:
- Try to come see us as quickly as possible after the tooth has been knocked out—within two hours of the injury is ideal.
- When you touch the tooth, only touch the crown and NEVER the root.
- Gently rinse it off with warm water.
- Try to put it back into its original socket and keep it in place by closing your mouth until you can make it to our office.
- If this isn’t possible, put the tooth in a container of milk or saltwater. It must stay wet until you see us to remain viable!
- Use gauze or a clean rag to help stop bleeding.
- A cold compress or OTC medicine can lessen any pain or swelling.