Dental emergencies can be just as traumatic as physical injuries. When you lose a crown or chip your tooth, you may experience a lot of pain. That is when you need emergency dental services. Here are some of the services that you can expect from us and when you may need to utilize them.
When you experience a toothache, the pain can sometimes be unimaginable. One of the initial steps you should take is to rinse your mouth with warm water. This can help alleviate the pain and ensure the area does not become infected. You will need to contact us if the ache continues.
You may also experience problems with your braces, such as a broken bracket or wire. This might create discomfort when the wire pokes into your gums or cheeks. If your bracket goes missing, our team can help repair brackets and wires.
If you swallow or inhale a wire or bracket, you will want to visit the emergency room first. Then, you can stop by our office to have your braces fixed.
Mouth sores are also a common problem with braces. These occur when the brackets rub against your cheeks and cause blisters. We can help alleviate the sores with certain measures like ensuring the wires match your mouth accurately and offering wax to place on the brackets.
Chipped or Broken Tooth
One of the most common emergencies that you may experience is a chipped or broken tooth when playing sports or just roughhousing. It may be possible to save it. By placing the chip in either some milk, your saliva or salted water, it may be possible to reattach it to your existing tooth.
Bring the chip with you to our office, and we can attempt to put it back into place. You do not need to experience the embarrassment of having a chip in your tooth. If we cannot fix the chip, we can offer you plenty of other dental alternatives.
It is easy to burn the roof of your mouth. Eating hot food or beverages can result in extreme pain. You may not be able to taste anything. You may also feel blisters form on your tongue or the roof of your mouth. These should go away after nearly two weeks.
The most important thing you will want to do is fight off infection. The best way to do this is to rinse with warm saltwater. You can also use an antiseptic that is made for oral use.
It may be possible to replace a missing crown whether it falls off through chewing on hard food or if it falls off naturally. You can even temporarily replace it yourself until you can visit us. Wash the crown off before placing it on the top of your tooth. When you visit Lovett Dental, we can help replace the crown and continue to protect your teeth.
Aside from our emergency services, we also offer the following dental services:
Turn to Lovett Dental for Emergency Dental Services
Whether you are experiencing extreme pain or you break something, we can help you with the dental emergency. Contact Lovett Dental Corpus Christi at 361.256.7896 to schedule your appointment for your next dental care visit, or come to our office immediately if you need emergency dental services.