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If you've knocked out or chipped a tooth, you have a dental emergency! Don't panic, Anderson Dental in Fargo, ND, can help you with an emergency appointment. Dr. Jon Anderson, Dr. Brad Anderson, and Dr. Breding are here for you in a dental emergency.
A knocked-out tooth can be alarming and painful. The best thing to do in any dental emergency is trying to remain calm and contact your dentist. For a knocked-out tooth there are a few things you can do immediately:
- Find the tooth and grab it by the crown (not the root)
- Rinse the tooth with milk or water
- Tuck the tooth inside your cheek to store until you get to the dentist
- Or store the tooth in a small container of milk
Come see us in Fargo, ND, if you've knocked out a tooth or had a dental emergency. If you've chipped or broken a tooth, save all the pieces and rinse out your mouth. You can apply an ice pack to the area of your mouth for the pain and swelling.
You should call a dentist after an injury to the mouth, not just your teeth. If you injure your tongue, lips, or cheek, clean the area immediately and apply pressure if there is any bleeding. If you've lost a filling or a crown you should also call for an emergency appointment.
Whatever your dental emergency is don't put off going to the dentist, especially if you are in severe pain. Delaying treatment could lead to you needing more involved and more costly dental work when there could have been an easy fix for your pain.
If you're having a dental emergency don't panic. Dr. Jon Anderson, Dr. Brad Anderson, and Dr. Breding of Anderson Dental can help you with an emergency appointment. Contact us in Fargo, ND, at (701) 232-1368.
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.