There are different types of dental emergencies, from tooth or gum pain to an infection or trauma. One of the most common causes of a dental emergency is trauma from an accident or sports injury, but a persistent toothache can also be a sign of a problem that requires immediate attention. The dentists at Anderson Dental Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Fargo, ND, Drs. Jon and Brad Anderson and Dr. Breding at Anderson offer a range of dental services including emergency dentistry treatment.
Dental Emergency Treatment in Fargo, ND
If one or more teeth have been completely knocked out of the socket, the American Dental Association ADA recommends keeping the teeth clean and moist in milk or in the mouth if possible until you can get to the dentist, which should be done as quickly as possible. If the tooth is knocked loose, try to keep it in the socket for as long as possible without touching or exposing the root. Schedule an emergency dental appointment for the same day to avoid complications and increase the chances that the dentist will be able to save the tooth.
Losing a tooth to trauma or an accident is one of the more severe dental emergencies, but there are a few additional scenarios that may also require emergency dental treatment:
Cracked/broken crown (the root of the tooth remains intact) - Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to your face over the affected area to minimize swelling
Pain - Pain can be a sign of an infection, tooth decay or other oral health problems like gum disease. Ignoring a toothache can potentially lead to complications and the need for more invasive dental treatment in the future.
Find an Emergency Dentist in Fargo, ND
For more information about our emergency, cosmetic and general dentistry services, contact Anderson Dental Cosmetic and Family Dentistry by calling (701) 232-1368 to schedule an appointment today.