A red first aid kit next to a tooth to indicate a dental emergency

How to Handle a Dental Emergency

April 30, 2022 10:50 pm

Dental emergencies can be stressful situations! The best way to handle a dental emergency is to have an action plan in place beforehand. The more prepared you are, the easier it will be to navigate an emergency situation.

Here are some steps you can take to prepare for an unexpected dental emergency:

Save the Contact Info for an Emergency Dentist

When an emergency arises, you don’t want to spend time calling multiple dental offices only to discover they don’t offer emergency care! Find a trustworthy emergency dentist in your area with flexible scheduling and save their contact information in your phone. When an accident happens, the sooner you get to the dentist for treatment, the less likely you are to have lasting damage.

Put Together an Emergency Kit

An emergency tooth kit can come in handy when you need it the most! We recommend putting gauze, ibuprofen, a small container with a lid, clean gloves, and floss in your kit.

Act Quickly for a Knocked-Out Tooth

For most dental emergencies, the best thing to do is call your dentist right away and head to their office. However, if your tooth gets knocked out, there are a few more steps you should take to help preserve your natural tooth. First, pick up the tooth by the crown and gently rinse it off. If possible, place the tooth back in its socket and bite down gently on a clean gauze to keep it in place. If you can’t put it back in the socket, place it in a glass of milk to keep the roots alive during transport.

Your Jonesboro Emergency Dentist

Are you looking for a trusted dentist to care for your family during regular appointments and the unexpected with comprehensive dentistry? Our Jonesboro Family Dental team is passionate about helping our community through every dental issue they may face. We aim for each and every patient to feel confident in our care and have a positive, stress-free experience each and every time. Please contact us to learn more!

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