Emergency Dentist in Lancaster
At Lancaster Family Smiles, we know very well that dental emergencies happen in an instant. If you or a family member is in need of fast relief from significant pain or injury, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Mahima Gupta and the rest of our team! We have weekend and evening availability, and we’ll do everything in our power to see you on the same day as your initial call or the following day. Are you not able to reach our practice right away? Our staff members also provide guidance over the phone for how to improve and maintain your condition. Below, you can find tips for some of the most common dental emergencies we see:
Lost Dental Crown
Carefully apply a small dab of toothpaste or dental wax to the affected tooth and then place the crown back in its original position. This should work as a temporary solution until you’re able to reach our office for proper reattachment.
If significant pieces have become dislodged, carefully rinse off foreign debris and make sure to bring them with you to Lancaster Family Smiles. In the meantime, facial swelling might occur; patients should use a cold compress to minimize this symptom.
Do you still have the tooth? If so, only touch it by the crown! Carefully wash off any dirt or other foreign debris from this area while making sure to leave the root and natural tissue as untouched as possible. Try to place the tooth back into its original socket in your mouth and hold it there. If this can’t be done, either hold the tooth inside your cheek or place it in a glass of milk. Then, proceed to our Lancaster office right away. The sooner you arrive, the likelier chances are that our team can reattach the tooth successfully.
Is it possible that something is stuck between your teeth causing the pain? Floss and rinse your mouth thoroughly. If the discomfort persists, contact us right away! In the meantime, it’s fine to take painkillers, but DON’T place aspirin directly on your soft tissue, as this could cause burning.
If you’re experiencing heavy oral bleeding or a possibly broken jaw, please don’t wait – go to your nearest emergency room. After you’ve healed from the incident, Dr. Gupta can provide further assistance with broken or lost teeth. At Lancaster Family Smiles, we see patients of all ages! Please contact our Lancaster, TX office today if you’re in need of emergency help, or if you’re just ready to schedule a routine check-up. We serve the entire Dallas area and beyond!