What to Do In an Emergency?
Sometimes a toothache is easy to ignore, but it can also cause the type of pain that prevents someone from functioning normally. If one, or more, of your teeth is really hurting and you’re in need of fast relief, there are a few things you can do before calling DCA.
- Rinse and floss around the tooth to dislodge anything that might be stuck and causing the pain (such as a stray piece of food).
- A salt water rinse may also relieve some of the pain. Mix a single tablespoon of salt in a glass of warm water and then rinse/gargle. Repeat if necessary. This process may draw out the fluids from the gums that are causing the irritation.
- Take an over the counter pain reliever to help manage any discomfort.
Broken and knocked-out teeth are some of the most common emergencies, whether they’re the result of a sports-related injury, motor vehicle accident, or just a slip and fall at home. We are often able to save even the most severely damaged teeth and can replant ones that have been completely dislodged.
Recover as much of the tooth as you can and give our office a call as soon as possible. Someone from our team will walk you through the necessary steps before you’re able to make it to our office.
We invite you to schedule your next appointment with Dental Care Associates.
Call 605.338.6118 today.
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