Emergency Dentistry in Greenville, TX

While medical emergencies like a road traffic accident or chest pain are life-threatening, dental emergencies can be terrifying too. We sometimes see patients here at Graham Family Dental in Greenville, TX who are in serious pain and distress due to emergency dental issues.

Knowing what to do in a dental emergency isn’t just important for dental health, but also to help calm and ease your nerves. At Graham Family Dental, we’ve put together some of the most common emergencies we see and how to deal with each one.

Cracked Tooth

When you crack a tooth, stay calm and rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply cold compresses to your face and give us a call to see if we can see you immediately and for further instructions.

Knocked-Out Tooth

A knocked-out tooth should be kept moist until you get to a dentist. There are a few ways you can achieve this. The first is to put it back in its socket. Another great option is to put in between your cheeks and gums. There’s a risk of swallowing the tooth with these methods, so take care. You can also put the tooth in a clean container and add milk until you bring it to us.

Broken Jaw

A broken jaw is probably more serious than knocking-out a tooth. Apply cold compresses to your face and visit an emergency department or us as soon as possible.

Object Stuck in Your Mouth

If something is stuck in your mouth, avoid using sharp instruments to remove it because they’ll probably make things worse. The best thing to use is floss. Give us a call if you fail to remove it with floss.

Toothache

Toothaches can sometimes happen when you have food stuck between your teeth. Floss and rinse your mouth with warm water to remove any stuck food particles. Don’t apply aspirin to your gums or teeth because it can irritate them further. Visit us if the pain is persistent or intolerable.

Bitten Lip or Tongue

While biting your tongue or lip can be very painful, this pain doesn’t last very long. Rinse your mouth with water and apply cold compresses to the bitten area. If the pain is intolerable or the bleeding can’t be controlled, visit a dentist or emergency room.

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