Without any warning, you could find yourself dealing with a dental emergency. A foul ball at a baseball game, biting down on something hard, or a toothache could happen at any moment. When these things happen to you or someone you love, here are three things you can do.
1. Rinse Your Mouth
When a dental injury occurs, bleeding is common. You should rinse your mouth and apply pressure with gauze to stop the bleeding.
2. Take a Pain Reliever
Over-the-counter medications can alleviate the pain of a toothache temporarily or reduce the pain after an injury. However, you should not hold the medication in your mouth near the affected area. This can actually cause problems for your gums.
3. Call Us ASAP
If you need treatment, call Jennifer Perkins in Huntsville, AL at 256-801-0002. We want to alleviate your pain, address your problems, and prepare your mouth for follow-up care to restore your healthy smile.
You also can contact us online to schedule routine care, which can reduce your risk of having an emergency due to a cavity or gum disease.