Dental emergencies can be scary and they never happen at a good time! The first thing to remember is to stay calm; the next is to contact your dental provider right away. At White Willow Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Samantha Amaro is here for all of your emergency needs, and we make every effort to see you as soon as possible. Here’s some more information about when you should contact your emergency provider in Scarborough.
Many dental emergencies occur during sports. Wearing protective gear can help prevent many sports injuries, however if you should break or dislodge a tooth there are a few things to do. If your tooth is dislodged, try to save it and bring it to Dr. Amaro as soon as possible, as we may be able to save it. The same should be done if you break a tooth, bring as many of the pieces in as possible.
For soft tissue injuries, including gum tissue, cheeks and lips, try your best to contain the bleeding. This can be done with warm salt water rinses, if possible, or a cold gauze compress. Again, you should contact your dental provider as soon as possible.
If you experience sensitivity in your tooth when you eat or drink hot, cold, or sweet foods or beverages, this can be the early indicator of dental infection. You may also experience a dull constant ache that doesn’t subside. If you have a dental infection it’s important to note that it won’t go away on its own; in fact it will get worse and the infection may spread to other areas of your body.
Contact us at White Willow Family and Cosmetic Dentistry right away if you’re experience dental pain. The quicker Dr. Amaro can diagnose your condition, the quicker we can relieve your pain and get you back on the path to wellness again. Acting fast may also mean the difference between saving your tooth with a root canal and losing it to an extraction.
Dr. Amaro and her caring dental team understand how painful and frightening dental emergencies can be, and this is why we offer same day appointments if necessary. If you experience a dental emergency or pain, please remain calm and contact us immediately. We’re here to help and we look forward to getting you comfortable again and meeting your dental needs.