Tooth pain is one of the reasons that patients will visit our office. In fact, it is the most common reason why patients visit the Fremont local emergency room. No matter the amount of pain you are in, you will want to simply rip your tooth out as the pain radiates all around and causes you to clench your mouth. Unfortunately, when you have a problem with your tooth or mouth and the pain stems from that, it will not subside or disappear until you have had the problem TREATED. This means that pain relievers, oral antiseptics, etc. will not help and you need to have the proper procedure performed to reduce and eliminate the pain you experience.
If you are in serious dental pain or you think you have a dental emergency, call Greenhills Dental immediately. We offer SAME day dental appointments to help you relieve your pain and correct the issue before it turns into something much worse.
Common Emergencies Dental Patients Face
When you have pain in your mouth, the first thing you think of is a serious problem. While it may be, it is not always and it may simply be a minor issue such as a piece of food stuck between your teeth. If you think that you have a serious emergency, you need to get in touch with Greenhills Dental immediately. Our Fremont office sees patients the SAME day, so don’t hesitate.
Dr. Bien has seen many emergencies here in our office and she is able to handle any tooth problem that you may experience. Some of the most common dental emergencies include:
- Broken and fractured teeth
- Tooth decay
- Broken jaw
- Wisdom teeth
- Loose teeth
- Knocked out tooth
- Loose braces or wires
- Cuts and bites
- Serious lacerations in the mouth
No matter the type of dental emergency you have, you should call our office NOW.
What You Should Do When Experiencing a Dental Emergency
One of the scariest situations you can be in is to have a dental emergency and not know what to do. Below, we will go over some common dental emergencies and what you should do to handle them. Remember, ALWAYS call our office when you experience any type of worrisome dental problem.
If you find that you have a dental abscess, it is a serious dental emergency and needs to be looked at immediately. It is important that you do not touch or try to pop the abscess, as you may spread the infection or injure yourself. You need to call our Fremont office now.
When you come into our office, Dr. Bien will take care of your abscess and drain it properly to ensure that the infection does not spread and the pain you feel is alleviated.
If you have a toothache and you are not sure what is causing it, then you may be worried and that is normal. Tooth decay can eat away at your tooth and when it eats down too far, it may touch the pulp of the tooth and this can lead to serious pain. In these situations, it is important that you call our office and avoid touching or trying to treat the tooth on your own. You may need to have an emergency tooth extraction, should the problem be major.
If your tooth is loose, you need to receive emergency care for it and you should avoid wiggling the tooth at all costs. If you do try to wiggle it, you may accidentally wiggle it out of place or make the situation worse than it is. Call our Fremont office today to schedule an emergency appointment.
Fractured and Broken Teeth
Breaks, chips, and fractures happen to teeth and when they do, it is important that you do not mess with the tooth. You should try to recover the pieces of the tooth to bring with you into our office, but we know that sometimes you cannot always do that. You should rinse your mouth out with warm water and then call us immediately.
Laceration or Cuts
If you have a laceration or cut in your mouth, the key is to stop the bleeding. You should work to clean the area that is cut and apply a piece of gauze to it to stop the flow of blood coming out. If you cannot stop the bleeding or the cut/laceration is bad, call us right away.
Knocked Out Tooth
If your tooth has been knocked out, you should recover it by the crown as quickly as you can. You can rinse the tooth off, but should keep the tissues intact. You should place the tooth back into the socket, but if you cannot, then place it in a cup of milk. Re-implantation of the tooth is generally successful when done within two hours of the tooth falling out.
If your braces are loose, it is important that you do not remove them or attempt to, as you can damage your other teeth. You should keep your mouth closed and come to our office as quickly as possible. Dr. Bien will be able to reattach the braces or repair them for you.
A broken jaw is a serious dental emergency and you will likely be in a lot of pain if you have broken or fractured your jaw. You do NOT want to touch the jaw or try to move it, as this will cause you even more pain and may cause permanent damage. You should place an ice pack on the jaw joints and head to your ER immediately.
Call Our Office Immediately with an Emergency
If you have a dental emergency, you should call our office immediately. You do not want to try and handle it on your own, as you may injure yourself more or even break your teeth. Dental emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. Dr. Bien has experience with all emergencies and can see you in our Fremont office today. Call Greenhill Dental today.