Emergency Dental Care
Emergencies rarely happen when you’re prepared for them. That’s what makes them emergencies. But, when it comes to your smile, being caught off guard isn’t something you want.
As your North Andover and Newburyport emergency dental care center, we want you to be prepared in the case of a dental emergency. Please give us a call if you experience any of these below. We always do what we can to see emergency dental cases immediately, though some problems—like intense bleeding—will need to be handled by an emergency room.
Knocked Out Tooth
If you’ve lost a permanent tooth, your first step is to rinse the tooth gently without wiping it. To preserve it for reattachment, place in back in the socket it came from, or store it in a damp washcloth or a container of water or milk. Reattachment is more likely if it can be done within the first hour of your emergency. Call us immediately for an appointment.
Have you lost a temporary or permanent crown? Rinse it, dry your tooth, and reattach the crown with toothpaste or denture adhesive. After your crown has been temporarily reattached, give our North Andover or Newburyportdental office a call. Temporary reattachment isn’t a permanent fix.
Rinse your tooth fragment with water and store it in a safe place. If you experience pain or facial swelling, apply a cold compress. Call us for an appointment.
Not every toothache is an emergency, but if you experience intense pain or notice a pimple-like spot on your gums, call us as soon as possible as this could indicate an abscess. An abscess should be treated quickly, before the infection has time to worsen. If there’s not a pimple-like spot, you can also try flossing around your tooth to see if that removes any debris that could be causing your discomfort.
Cut Lip or Tongue
Clean your cut and apply a cold compress for swelling or pain. If your bleeding is severe, go to your local emergency room immediately for treatment.
Apply a cold compress to suppress facial swelling and seek help from your local emergency room. If you have lost any teeth as a result of your injury, call us for help.
As your North Andover and Newburyport emergency dental care office, we want to do everything we can to help you. Call one of our offices to learn more about how we can help you when you’re experiencing a dental emergency.