The key to saving a tooth in the event of a dental emergency is having it treated promptly. At My Dentist West Mount, we are proud to offer same-day emergency dental care in Houston, TX. If your emergency occurs outside of office hours, feel free to give us a call anyway – we may still be able to see you or refer you to another practice. We also offer Saturday hours to fit our patients’ schedules and needs. Until you are able to receive treatment, there are steps you can take in order to give your tooth or teeth a good chance of being saved.
A tooth that is broken in some way could be susceptible to infection, so it is important to keep it as clean as possible. Rinse your mouth with warm saltwater. Apply a cold compress to the face. Recover any tooth fragments, if possible, and bring them to the dentist’s office wrapped in wet gauze or a wet towel. You can apply a dental cement over the affected area to help alleviate pain and preserve the tooth.
Clean the area with a wet cloth and use a cold compress to help with any swelling.
Move the jaw as little as possible. It could help to wrap a tie or scarf around the head to keep the jaw in place.
A toothache is another common complaint that could be considered a dental emergency. Toothaches can have many causes, so it’s a good idea to see your dentist soon to have the problem diagnosed and treated promptly.
If you suffer from a dental emergency, My Dentist West Mount is available in Houston, TX to offer same-day emergency dental care.