Helping You Stay Calm During a Dental Emergency
Dental emergencies may range from an object stuck between your teeth to injuries that damage or knock a tooth out of your mouth. Our office can provide high-quality and effective emergency care to new and existing patients when a dental emergency happens. Please contact our office as soon as possible so that we can schedule an emergency dental appointment for you. We may be able to get you into our office on the same day to help alleviate your discomfort.
What to Do While Waiting to See Us
While waiting for an appointment, we recommend you follow these first-aid actions:
Broken or chipped tooth: If possible, we recommend you take an appropriate dose of over-the-counter pain medication to help relieve any discomfort. If there is a jagged edge on the tooth, it can be covered with a small piece of sugarless gum to help avoid any soft tissue from being damaged.
Knocked-out tooth: If you still have the tooth, pick it up by its top portion and rinse it off gently with milk. Leave any tissue pieces clinging to the root in place. Reinsert the tooth into the socket if you can. Otherwise, place the tooth in a small container of milk, and bring it with you when you visit us.
Loose tooth: Rinse your mouth gently with warm salt water and then carefully move the tooth back into position using your tongue or clean hands. If you are feeling discomfort, take an appropriate dose of over-the-counter pain medication.
Toothache: Toothaches can be caused by many issues, such as a deep cavity, food lodged between two teeth or sinus pressure. Gently floss your teeth to help dislodge any food particles, and gently rinse your mouth out with salt water. If you are feeling discomfort, you may want to take an appropriate amount of over-the-counter pain medication.
Contact Us for a Dental Emergency
Please contact our office as soon as possible when you have a dental emergency. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, today at 832-437-3849. We proudly serve patients from Katy, Fulshear, and the greater Houston area.