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Care for Dental Injuries/Emergencies

Warner dentist for your dental emergencies

Dental emergencies like toothache can strike at any time

If you experience a dental emergency, call Exquisite Smiles to get the appropriate advice and instructions. We keep some appointments free for dental emergencies, and will always aim to see you if possible.

Children may have specific requirements in a dental emergency situation, visit our page on children’s dentistry for more information.

Ways to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

A Severe Toothache

At Exquisite Smiles we understand that a toothache can be extremely painful due to the swelling inside of the tooth. Don’t put off making an appointment as the sooner we can see you the quicker we can help provide you with relief.

Call us as soon as you are able for an appointment and advice on reducing the pain. Try a cold pack to ease the swelling, and use a pillow to keep your head elevated

A Permanent Tooth is Knocked-Out

The tooth has the greatest chance of survival if it is re-implanted within 30 minutes of being knocked out.

  • Call us immediately to alert us so we are ready for your arrival
  • Pick the tooth up by the crown (top part), not by the root.
  • Rinse the tooth with milk or saline solution; use tap water only if it is the only thing available. Tap water often contains chlorine which can damage the root.
  • Have the injured person hold the displaced tooth in its socket. If the tooth belongs to a young child, place the tooth between your cheek and lower gum or in a glass of milk.
  • Come immediately to our office or, if we are not available, go to the nearest emergency room.

Keep in mind that prompt action is always the name of the game when it comes to a dental injury. It’s always better to err on the side of caution and seek the advice of a professional whenever an accident or injury involving the teeth or gums occurs!

Time is of the essence, so call us immediately so we can attend to your emergency as soon as you arrive at our office!

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