In the unfortunate event that you experience a dental emergency, you should immediately contact Lawrence Park Dentistry.
Dr.Cirstea and Dr.Pistol have accommodating schedules for emergency dental procedures. In case of severe trauma to the mouth, it is important that you see Dr.Cirstea or Dr.Pistol as soon as possible, as this timeframe can determine whether your teeth can be saved or lost.
Knocked-Out Tooth (Avulsed tooth)
If your tooth gets knocked out, you must immediately notify Dr.Cirstea or Dr.Pistol. Start by retrieving the tooth and be sure to handle it very gentle, being careful not to touch the roots. You may clean the tooth by rinsing it very gently in water. Do not scrub the tooth. If possible, you may try to reposition the tooth carefully in its original place. In the event that was not possible to reposition the tooth, simply place the tooth in a small container with some milk.
You should immediately call Dr.Cirstea or Dr.Pistol in the case of a loose tooth . Keep the tooth in its natural position by applying gentle pressure with your finger. Do not be forceful. Sometimes it helps to bite down on the tooth to keep it from moving. Dr.Cirstea or Dr.Pistol may want to splint it to its adjacent teeth.
Chipped, Cracked or Fractured Teeth
If you have a chipped tooth but no pain, it is usually not a dental emergency, and it won’t hurt to wait a few days until an appointment can be made with Lawrence Park Dentistry. In treating a chipped tooth, Dr.Cirstea or Dr.Pistol may simply smooth the area or repair it with composite filling material. In case of a tooth that is cracked or fractured , you should immediately contact Lawrence Park Dentistry for an emergency appointment If the nerve inside the tooth is damaged, you may need a root canal. If the nerve is unharmed, a crown may be recommended by Dr.Cirstea or Dr.Pistol. If your tooth cannot be saved, the best option available will be an Immediate Implant.
Something stuck between teeth
Try first using dental floss to remove the foreign object. Never use sharp objects such as pins or needles which can scratch the tooth’s enamel and cut your gums. If you cannot remove the object, call Lawrence Park Dentistry to book an appointment.
In the event of a lost filling, place a piece of sugarless chewing gum where the missing filling is. This will help to temporarily protect the area. Call Lawrence Park Dentistry to make an appointment as soon as possible.
Tissue Injury and Facial Pain
In cases of Injuries within the mouth, you should immediately clean the area with warm water. If there is bleeding, apply pressure on the wound. Aspirin and ibuprofen are anticoagulants and should never be taken for a dental emergency involving bleeding. An abscess or infection within the mouth, require immediate treatment.
Problems with Temporary Restorations
If your temporary crown comes off, simply put it back into place by applying Vaseline, toothpaste or denture adhesive into the temporary. Once in place, bite down firmly. Contact Lawrence Park Dentistry within the next few days .
Is it a Dental Emergency?
The following symptoms usually indicate a dental emergency and you should notify Lawrence Park Dentistry immediately:
- Severe pain
- Tooth loss
- Trauma to the mouth or face
- Swelling within the mouth or face
You can avoid most dental emergencies with routine check ups with Dr.Cirstea or Dr.Pistol . If you are leaving for vacation, it is advised that you set an appointment with Lawrence Park Dentistry before your departure to make sure that you don’t have any loose crowns or decay near the nerve. Also wearing a mouth guard during sports activities, will help to prevent any chipped, knocked out or broken teeth. Chewing on ice or other such hard foods should also be avoided.