June 13, 2019
Dental Emergency? Don’t Panic
You should schedule appointments with your dentist once every six months. However, emergencies can pop up at a moment’s notice. Causing you to seek a dental professional right away. You’ll need someone who specializes in emergency dentistry, and Dr. Jignesh Patel at Schaumburg Dental Studio fits the bill perfectly. Here are some common examples of when you need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel.
A toothache is no reason for concern if the discomfort goes away after a few minutes. However, you should never ignore chronic pain. It could be a sign of an oral infection. Delaying treatment could cause the infection to spread, so you need to locate the source as soon as possible.
Facial trauma or biting down on something hard can lead to a crack in a tooth. A filling is essential for long-term care. In the meantime, you can apply an ice pack to manage the swelling. For temporary pain management, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever.
Knocked Out Tooth
In the event the entire tooth is knocked out, there is a chance our dentist would be able to reattach it. You need to hang onto the tooth and wash it with milk or water to clean it. You should safely store it in a place where it will remain moist. Your chances of successfully reattaching the tooth increase if you can see a professional within a day.
After hurting your jaw, you should still see an emergency dentist. You should avoid eating solid food until you can make an appointment because continuing to chew can exacerbate any existing problems.
See Us for All Emergencies
The most important thing after any kind of dental emergency is to not panic. A solution is available, and Dr. Patel knows what to do. We have various treatments available, including crowns and implants. Call us right after the incident to set up an appointment.