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Here’s a story.

You wake up one morning and notice a pain in your mouth. At first you wonder if something has become lodged between one of your teeth, maybe a piece of popcorn shell, but some quick flossing tells you nothing is there. You come to the unhappy conclusion that you have a toothache. What do you do?

Dental emergencies tend to strike at the most inconvenient times. But responding to them appropriately can mean the difference between saving a tooth and requiring more extensive treatment. Getting to the dentist as quickly as possible is the best thing you can do, regardless of the situation.

Let’s come back to your toothache. You might think it can wait until the weekend, or that it might even go away on its own. Don’t wait until the pain finally becomes unbearable. Treatment is easier if the problem is addressed earlier.

What about other emergencies? If an entire tooth is knocked out, rinse it off holding the crown only. Don’t scrub. Try and insert it back into place, or put it in some milk or salty water. Get to a dentist. Save any fragments from chipped or broken teeth, and get to a dentist. Pain can be controlled with a little clove oil. If you lose a crown, try and fit it back into place using some toothpaste. Cover a lost filling with sugarfree gum. Get to a dentist as soon as possible.

Knowing how to appropriately react in a dental emergency can save you or a loved one unnecessary discomfort and pain. At Highland Village Smile Studio, we are ready to deal with any dental emergency here in the Highland Village, TX, area. Please contact us at (972) 317.1406 with any questions.