A dental emergency is often unpredictable but requires you to see a dentist immediately. If you’ve knocked a tooth loose, cracked a tooth, or are excessively bleeding from soft tissue (tongue or cheek), you should see a dentist as soon as possible.
A dental emergency isn’t always obvious. It may be a toothache if the pain has increased in severity in a short period, or an abscess that erupts from a painfully swollen tooth. If you lose a dental crown or veneer, it may be best to see Dr. Chau immediately.
If you’re unsure whether your situation is a dental emergency, call Sunshine Dental. Dr. Chau’s staff reviews the symptoms and indicates whether your problem requires immediate attention.
Never ignore a serious dental injury or pain. If your emergency is not treated quickly, it may cause permanent damage. You might need to have an expensive or painful treatment to correct the problem. You shouldn’t diagnose the problem yourself. Dr. Chau is a dental expert and provides the necessary professional treatment for your emergency.
What you should do depends on your emergency. If you have a toothache, Dr. Chau recommends rinsing your mouth with warm water. Floss to remove any food that may be stuck around the tooth. And use a cold compress to control swelling of your gums. If you break or chip your tooth, collect the broken pieces and bring them to Dr. Chau. Wash your mouth and the pieces of your tooth with water. Then apply gauze to the area if it’s bleeding or a cold compress to reduce swelling.
If you’ve knocked out a tooth, clean it with water then try to reinsert it. Face it the right way and don’t try to force it back into the gum socket. If the tooth refuses to go back into your mouth, keep it moist by putting it in milk until you can see Dr. Chau.
At Dr. Hung t. Chau, DDS, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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