A mouth wound, cracked tooth, or knocked-out teeth should all have you headed to an emergency dentist right away. If you live in or near Boca Raton, Florida, visit Tavory Family Dentistry. Yaron Tavory, DMD, PA and the dental experts are here to take care of the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family. If you or a family member is facing a dental emergency, call the office or book an appointment online.
An emergency dentist addresses any dental problem that requires immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth. Many dental emergencies are situations that involve saving broken or knocked-out teeth. Getting to Tavory Family Dentistry within 30 minutes of your mouth or tooth injury can mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth.
Whenever you’re concerned about a severe mouth injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family, it’s a good idea to seek immediate emergency dental care. Common dental emergencies often include:
If a tooth is slightly chipped and doesn't hurt, though, you might not be dealing with a dental emergency. Even so, it’s a good idea to contact the team at Tavory Family Dentistry so they can tell you how to handle your tooth until you can get to the office.
Quick action is imperative for a dental emergency like a knocked-out tooth. Put off going to the dentist and there's a chance you'll lose the tooth. In this situation, clean both the injured tooth and inside your mouth. Swish warm water around your mouth and rinse the tooth in warm water, being careful to avoid touching the tooth's roots.
Hold the tooth by the crown (the smooth white top part) as you rinse it. If you can, hold the cleaned tooth by the crown and reinsert it into the empty socket. Close your mouth and bite down gently on the tooth, if you can. It might help to bite down on a soft piece of gauze until you can visit Tavory Family Dentistry. Call immediately, or have someone call for you to explain the situation.
What should you do if you can't put the tooth back in your mouth? The goal is to keep the tooth moist at all times. Put it in a cup of milk or in your mouth next to your cheek to help preserve it until you arrive at the dental office. When you're facing a dental emergency, call Tavory Family Dentistry for expert assistance.