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How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

February 21, 2020
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Posted By: Lee J. Martin Staff

Dental emergencies are inconvenient, and can also be scary. The first thing you need to do is to remain calm. When you have an emergency dentist in Garden City to rely on, you can rest assured that things will be all right.

Understanding how to handle some common dental emergencies can also help relieve a stressful situation. So here are some helpful tips from Dr. Lee J. Martin.

A Broken Tooth

If you have a chipped or broken tooth, it's essential to seek treatment even if it's not causing any discomfort so you can prevent further damage to your tooth. Gather the pieces of your broken tooth to bring to your dentist.

Even if your tooth only has a small chip, it can still irritate your cheeks or other soft tissues. Contact your dentist to have it smoothed.

A Knocked-Out Tooth

A tooth that is knocked out is a top priority. Your Garden City dentist only has a little time to save the tooth, so you must contact our dental office right away.

Try to replace the tooth into its socket and handle it as little as possible. Or, you can use milk or saliva to keep it moist during transportation.

Toothaches or Dental Pain

If you are suffering from a constant toothache that doesn't go away with over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen, you may have an infected or abscessed tooth. Dental infections don't resolve on their own, so don't wait to contact your dentist for treatment.

Lost or Broken Dental Restorations

Has an old tooth crown or filling broken or fallen out? You will need to have it replaced or repaired to avoid further damage and sensitivity.

Contact Your Emergency Dentist in 31408

If you or a loved one has a dental emergency in Garden City, GA, Dr. Martin and his team are here to help! Give us a call at (912) 966-2102 for prompt emergency dental care.

 

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