Dentist Cicero, NY
Have you ever had a throbbing toothache in the middle of the night or a broken tooth from an unforeseen accident? Both situations can be intimidating, and trying to figure out what to do next can add to the anxiety. And that's where emergency dentistry comes to the rescue. Cicero Family Dental Care provides emergency dentistry dental services.
When is Emergency Dentistry Needed?
Emergency Dentistry is needed when you encounter a dental problem that requires immediate attention due to severe discomfort or risk to oral health. Our teeth can encounter various injuries and issues. It's not always about waiting until the regular dentist's office hours; some cases demand immediate care.
A Severe Toothache or Mouth Pain that Doesn't Subside
Any sudden or sharp pain in your mouth is a tell-tale sign that something is not right. If this pain persists and is severe, it's a dental emergency. You may be dealing with an infected tooth or gum, an abscess, or other serious oral health issues. Do not ignore an unrelenting toothache. Left unchecked, it can lead to more complex problems, including the spread of infection and potential loss of teeth.
Uncontained Bleeding in the Mouth
Bleeding gums can often occur after flossing or brushing your teeth too hard, but this bleeding should stop fairly quickly. If the bleeding continues, it may be a sign of a more serious problem such as gum disease or a cut to your gums or mouth. Continuous bleeding may also lead to more serious complications, like infection. In such cases, you need to seek emergency dental care immediately.
Swollen or Bulging Gums
Bulging or swollen gums can be a sign of a severe oral infection that needs to be addressed immediately. These infections can start small - a minor gum swelling or a slight twinge in your tooth - but it can rapidly evolve into an abscessed tooth, an infected pocket in your gums, or even a systemic infection that spreads throughout your body. As with any dental emergency, never take swollen gums lightly.
Loss of a Permanent Tooth
If you ever lose a permanent tooth, consider it a dental emergency. Whether you've lost it through trauma, an accident, or any other reason, immediate care and attention is critical. The sooner you act, the better the chances that the tooth can be saved and reimplanted successfully.
Severe Mouth Injury
This includes any significant accident affecting your mouth or teeth, such as fractures or dislocations. These severe injuries often involve great pain and discomfort and require immediate dental intervention. The extent of the damage needs to be examined and addressed by a professional immediately to avoid any further complications.
At-Home Management Before Seeking Emergency Dental Care
In case of dental emergencies, we recommend taking some steps at home to manage the situation, before you can seek professional help. These steps don't replace the need for professional emergency dental care but could help minimize pain and prevent further damage.
|Toothache: If you're experiencing a toothache, it's important to rinse your mouth thoroughly with warm water. Use dental floss to remove any lodged food. If the pain persists, use a cold compress on the outside of your mouth to alleviate swelling. Never put painkillers, especially aspirin, against your gums near the aching tooth as it might burn your gum tissue.
|Lost filling: If your filling falls out, use sugarless gum to fill the cavity. You can also purchase temporary filling material available at drug stores until you get in see us. It's vital to see the dentist as soon as possible to avoid further damage or discomfort.
|Lost or broken crown: If your crown falls off, make an appointment to see the dentist as soon as possible and bring the crown with you. Don't try to reattach the crown if you are not sure how it fits.
|Broken braces and wires: If a wire on your braces breaks, cover the sharp piece of wire with a small cotton ball or a piece of gauze until you can come in. If the wire gets lodged in your cheek, tongue, or gum tissue, don't try to remove it yourself. Call our dentist right away.
These at-home care solutions don't replace the need of professional dental care. They simply help in managing the situation until you can reach our dentist. If you find yourself in a dental emergency, be sure to contact Cicero Family Dental Care right away at (680) 688-6026.