Southlake Dental

Handling a Dental Emergency

October 9, 2021
Posted By: Southlake Dental

If you have a dental emergency, it’s essential to contact your emergency dentist in Merrillville, IN as soon as possible for treatment.

In our dental office, we work to accommodate dental emergencies quickly to restore your comfort, oral health, and peace of mind.

Dental Emergency in Merrillville, IN

A dental emergency can mean many things, but as a rule, any situation that causes you pain or threatens your oral health should be treated.

Examples of dental emergencies include:

  • Tooth pain
  • Gum swelling
  • Broken tooth
  • Broken restoration

Because there are so many possibilities, it’s challenging to list them all in a blog, which is why we encourage you to reach out to our team if ever you’re unsure.

And while you’re waiting for your emergency dental appointment, there are things you can do to relieve pain. If you’re able to use an over-the-counter pain reliever like Ibuprofen, please do so. You can also try periodic ice packs for swelling.

A team member can also provide more specific advice when you call our office that better fits your situation.

Can You Save a Knocked-Out Tooth?

If you’ve knocked out a tooth, we recommend placing it in a container of milk or water to keep it moist until your emergency visit. You should also avoid handling the tooth, especially the root.

With timely intervention, your dentist may be able to reset the tooth into the gum and save it.

If the tooth cannot be saved, we offer various tooth replacement options to restore your smile, including quality dental implants and dental bridges.

Your dentist will discuss these options with you and help you choose the restoration that best fits your needs and budget.

For Emergency Dentistry in Merrillville, IN, Contact Us

We are always here to restore your comfort and your oral health. If you have a dental emergency or suspect, you might give us a call as soon as possible.

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