Emergency dental

Dental emergencies include accidents involving your teeth or mouth, toothache, bleeding, infections and swelling. Always seek dental treatment when a dental emergency occurs to improve the chance of saving the tooth or teeth and preventing infections occurring or becoming more serious.  The Bryan Dental in Bryan and College Station area is conveniently located near to the Briarcrest Walmart  is the  low cost dental office by me.

What to do in various types of dental emergencies

The following provides information on what to if a dental emergency occurs:

  • toothache
  • knocked out tooth
  • chips, fractures and cracks
  • bitten lips or cheeks
  • abscesses and swelling
  • soft tissue trauma and bleeding
  • jaw pain
  • Toothache

Rinse the mouth with warm water to remove food debris .If swelling is present, place a cold compress to the outside of the cheek (do not use heat) Control moderate pain with over-the-counter pain medication .Do not place aspirin on the gum or aching tooth. Aspirin can cause the soft tissue to burn.

Seek dental treatment as soon as possible.

Knocked out tooth

If an adult (permanent) tooth is knocked out, it can be saved but immediate action is required. Remain calm and find the tooth . Handle the top of the tooth only (the crown). Never hold the tooth by its roots. Do not scrape, rub or remove any tissue fragments from the tooth. Make sure the tooth is clean. If the tooth is dirty, rinse it in milk or very quickly in water. Alternatively, the owner can gently suck the tooth although this is not recommended for young children or adults who are unconscious, in shock or not calm and cooperative. Immediately replant the tooth in the socket and hold tooth in place .

If unable to replant the tooth, keep it moist by immersing it in milk (not water), sealing it in plastic wrap, or placing it in the owner's mouth next to the cheek (if the owner is able) .Do not let the tooth dry out .

Seek immediate dental treatment (time is critical).

If a baby (deciduous or milk) tooth is knocked out:

Do not attempt to replace it in the socket. Re-implanting a knocked out baby tooth could cause damage to the developing adult tooth. Seek prompt dental treatment so any trauma to the lips and gums can be managed.

Chips, fractures and cracks

If a tooth is chipped, fractured or cracked seek dental treatment as soon as possible. If the chip or fracture is only minimal and there is no soft tissue trauma and no pain, do not panic. Seek prompt dental treatment.

If the damage to the tooth is more extensive, look for any sign of ‘pink’ as this indicates the nerve is exposed. If the nerve is exposed, seek immediate dental treatment. Delaying treatment may mean the tooth will be unable to be saved.

Call us at (979) 985-5505 or visit www.bryandentaltx.com to schedule your appointment.

Find us at:

3203 Freedom Blvd,
Suite 400 Bryan,
TX 77802.


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