By River Forest Dental Studio
March 15, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental emergencies  

Do you know what to do in case of a dental emergency? Because these emergencies happen more often than you may think, it's a good dental emergenciesidea to learn what to do to protect your smile. Dr. Gina Piccioni and Dr. John Hartmann, your River Forest, IL, emergency dentists at River Forest Dental Studio. Here are a few tips that will help you deal with an emergency.

Find that lost tooth

If you're lucky, your knocked out tooth hasn't traveled far. The sooner you find it, the sooner you can get to the emergency dentist. If you receive dental treatment during the first hour or so after your tooth was knocked out, you stand the best chance that it will successfully re-implant in your jaw.

Protect knocked out teeth

Knocked out teeth must be kept moist. After you rinse your tooth, put in back in its socket or keep it in the space between your gums and your cheek. If it's not possible to put the tooth in your mouth, place the tooth in a container with milk.

Pay attention to pain

Dental emergencies aren't just caused by accidents. Abscesses, infections deep inside teeth, are also considered emergencies. If you experience severe pain, facial or jaw swelling, swollen lymph nodes or a fever, it's time to visit the emergency dentist. Although you can't tell a tooth has an abscess just by looking at it, a small pimple on the gum near your tooth may be a sign of an abscess.

Call the emergency dentist

Knocked out, loose and broken teeth are dental emergencies, as are dental abscesses. If you experience any of these problems, call your dentist immediately to arrange emergency treatment.

Whether you experience an emergency, have a toothache or need a dental cleaning, River Forest Dental Studio in River Forest, IL, can handle all of your oral care needs. Call emergency dentists Drs. Piccioni and Hartmann at (708) 366-6760 to schedule your appointment.


Gina Piccioni, D.M.D. and John G. Hartmann, D.D.S.

River Forest, IL Dentist

River Forest Dental Studio