It’s hard to keep your wits about you during any kind of emergency. That’s why it’s smart to know what to do beforehand. Calling us at Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco is always a good bet.
Let’s discuss what you should and shouldn’t do if you have a tooth-related emergency.
DON’T throw away any tooth fragments.
DON’T wait to see a dentist.
DO rinse mouth with warm water. If the area is bleeding, put a piece of gauze on it (carefully!).
DON’T ignore it.
DON’T let food get stuck in the hole.
DON’T chew on the tooth.
Call our office to schedule an appointment right away.
DON’T lose the crown.
DON’T use all-purpose or “super” glue to cement it back on the tooth. You can try denture adhesive to keep it in place temporarily until you can get to your urgent care dentist.
DON’T touch the root of the tooth.
DON’T clean off any tissue attached to it.
If the tooth gets dirty, DON’T scrub the tooth. You can rinse it gently with warm water.
If a tooth is knocked out, it may be successfully re-implanted if done swiftly.
While it’s important that you visit your urgent care dentist regardless of the type of emergency, in the case of a knocked-out tooth, it’s crucial that you come immediately!
Emergency dentistry is among our services at Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco. Patients from Woodway, Hewitt, and Robinson also come to us for complete general dentistry. Schedule your next checkup today!
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