Waterloo Family Dental
Accidents happen. Call our office at (920) 478-2850 if you need to see your dentist. Our doctors are usually able to see patients with emergencies within 24 hours.
Our practice also provides the highest quality services for restoring mouths that have been damaged by dental disease and injury and common problems that require cosmetic dentistry. Our primary goal for our patients is to achieve and maintain optimum oral health by utilizing advances in technologies and today’s latest techniques.
Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth meticulously. Using warm salt water, rinse the mouth to displace any food trapped between teeth. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you use aspirin on the aching tooth or on the gum. In the event of facial swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. For temporary pain relief, acetaminophen is recommended. See a dentist as soon as possible.
CUT OR BITTEN TONGUE, LIP OR CHEEK
Ice can be applied to any bruised areas. For bleeding, apply firm (but gentle) pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding does not stop with pressure or continues after 15 minutes, go to an emergency room.
BROKEN BRACES AND WIRES
Remove a broken appliance only if it comes out easily. If it is lodged or painful to remove, cover any protruding edges with wax, cotton balls, gauze or chewing gum. DO NOT REMOVE any wire caught in the gums, cheek or tongue; see a dentist immediately. Emergency attention is usually not required for loose or broken appliances that cause no discomfort.
Rinse the area with warm water. Put a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. Recover any broken tooth fragments. Get immediate dental attention.
Broken Tooth Vertical Fracture
POSSIBLE BROKEN JAW
In the event of jaw injury, tie the mouth closed with a towel, tie or handkerchief. Go immediately to an emergency room for medical attention.
BLEEDING AFTER LOSS OF BABY TOOTH
Fold a piece of gauze and place it (tightly) over the bleeding area. Bite down on the gauze for 15 minutes; if bleeding continues, see a dentist.
COLD OR CANKER SORES
Over-the-counter medications will usually provide temporary relief. If sores persist, make an appointment to visit your dentist at Waterloo Family Dental.
KNOCKED OUT PERMANENT TOOTH
Recover the tooth, making sure to hold it by the crown (top) and not the root end. Rinse, but do not clean or handle the tooth more than necessary. Reinsert the tooth in the socket and hold it in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, carry it in a cup containing milk or water. Because time is essential, see a dentist immediately.
Book Your Next Appointment Today.
Call (920) 478-2850 or request a whitening appointment online. Waterloo Family Dental is always accepting new patients.
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