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Common Tips for Dental Emergencies

June 10, 2022
Posted By: Brimhall Dentistry
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If you suspect you have a dental emergency in St. Paul, MN, or the surrounding communities, we strongly urge you to contact our dental office as soon as possible.

We set aside time in our schedules to treat emergencies as soon as possible. And our team consistently works to get you in front of the dentist as quickly as possible.

Once you’ve secured your emergency dental visit, there are things you can do in the meantime to reduce discomfort and possibly save a knocked-out tooth!

3 Tips to Get You Through a Dental Emergency

#1 What to Do for a Toothache and Swelling

If you have a toothache or swelling, we recommend ibuprofen if you’re medically able to take this pain reliever. You can also apply an ice pack to the face to help relieve pain and reduce swelling.

#2 What to Do for a Knocked-Out Tooth

If you’ve knocked out your tooth, we suggest keeping it wet in a water container until your dental visit. Take care not to touch the root! With prompt emergency dental care, your dentist may be able to reset the tooth and save it. If there is bleeding, we recommend biting down gently on sterile gauze.

#3 Broken Restoration or Filling

If you’ve broken a crown or lost a filling, you should rinse your mouth to ensure debris does not enter the tooth. Keeping the area clean until your emergency dental visit is crucial to avoid infection.

Contact Your Emergency Dentist in St. Paul, MN

Your dentist or a team member can talk to you about lowering your risks for dental emergencies, including brushing and flossing tips to prevent tooth infections and recommendations for proper mouthguards if you compete in sports.

If you have a dental emergency, we are here for you. Give us a call to arrange your prompt dental visit.

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