We know that a dental emergency can be stressful, scary and painful. That’s why we’re here to take care of you when you need it the most.
No matter how great you are at taking care of your teeth, accidents still happen. We’ve seen it all -- from missing or broken teeth to lost crowns or loose fillings -- and our emergency dentist in Huntington Beach is highly trained in emergency situations, using the newest cutting edge technology to get your teeth and gums back to normal following an injury.
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Even if things look bad, a qualified dentist can often still salvage a missing or damaged tooth. Here are some guidelines you can keep in mind if an emergency situation arises.
If you can, try to replace the crown. Dental cement, which you can find at most pharmacies, can hold the crown in place until you get to the dentist. Don’t use any other kind of adhesive, as it may cause greater damage to the crown.
If you can’t find the crown or can’t reinsert it, use the dental cement to cover the damaged tooth. This should forestall further degradation and lessen the discomfort. Clove oil can also be applied to the damaged tooth. Together with over-the-counter pain medicine, this can reduce pain.
Handle the tooth by the crown. Never touch the root.
If possible, try to place it back into its socket. This may be painful, but it can help a lot. If the pain is too intense to replace the tooth, keep the tooth in your mouth, tucked between your gums and your cheek until you arrive at the dentist’s office. If the tooth can’t be put back in the mouth for whatever reason, keep it in milk, saliva or water. Hydrating the tooth until you arrive at our office is critical to saving it. Most important: call us as soon as possible. The quicker the tooth is reset, the better your chances of keeping it.