We all spend a lot of time training on first-aid for other problems – but what about dental emergencies? From small cracks or chips in teeth to knocked-out teeth, holes in your lips or tongue, and other problems, there’s no shortage of possible dental emergencies.
These tips will apply to a broad range of dental emergencies. No matter what situation you find yourself in, these will help should you ever need emergency dental care.
Find the tooth
Perhaps one of the most common dental emergencies a dentist will see is a knocked-out tooth, and reinserting that tooth. While that’s something our skilled dentists can definitely do, you need to do your part first by looking for the missing tooth. Without the tooth, other options have to be on the table.
Mouth wounds – and head wounds in general – tend to bleed a lot. Thankfully, they’re not as painful, just messier. Make sure to apply pressure to wherever the damage occurred. This will help all of us here at Washington Dental Group Federal Way, Everett, Lynnwood, Kirkland, Bellevue, and University Place-Tacoma, when we clean you up in preparation for treatment.
Lastly, it’s important to keep your emotions in check. While it’s certainly a big deal, it’s not the end of the world since we have so many options to fix your smile. We’ll be here to help you every step of the way. You can help us by being as calm as possible.
To learn more, give us a call today at 1-800-823-0830.