Dental Emergencies in Arlington TX
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No one anticipates needing emergency care, but most of us do at some point. Where can you turn when a dental emergency strikes? Call the trusted team at Rush Creek Dentistry. We strive to see all emergencies the same day, and provide treatment on the spot whenever possible.
We provide emergency dentistry services for new and existing patients. Even if you've never set foot in our office before, we will see you ASAP. If an emergency occurs afterhours, you can call our office for information and phone numbers where you can get help immediately.
First aid in a dental emergency
When you can't see a dentist right away, you can do a few things to minimize the pain and damage.
- Use over the counter pain medication such as an anti-inflammatory according to package directions.
- Never place a pill against your gums instead of swallowing, or take more than the recommended dosage unless advised by a medical professional.
- Eat soft foods and chew on the other side of your mouth. Avoid sugary or acidic foods and beverages.
- If a tooth is knocked out of the socket during an injury, hold it by the crown (top of the tooth, not the root), rinse it very gently and place it back in the socket or in a glass of milk and see a dentist immediately.
- If you are bleeding heavily, suffered facial injuries, or you think you may have fractured a bone, see your general physician or go to the emergency room immediately.
- Denture adhesive or temporary dental cement from your local pharmacy can be used to hold a dislodged crown or bridge.
- Stay calm, especially if the injured party is a child.
- Call our office right away!
Safety first – preventing emergencies
An emergency is unplanned and unexpected. Sometimes it is also unavoidable, but not always. Here are a few tips to avoid common dental injuries and toothaches:
- Brush, floss, and see your dentist. Most abscesses and toothaches are caused by deep decay, which can be avoided by following these three simple steps.
- Avoid high sugar diets. Cut down those sugary snacks and drinks especially if you frequent them in between meals.
- Wear a mouth guard during contact sports. This is particularly important with children – injuries while playing account for most childhood dental emergencies.
- Take care of dental restorations. If you have been advised to avoid certain foods such as ice chips, or sticky, hard candy, there is a good reason. Restorations such as crowns and veneers may become dislodged or fracture under certain circumstances, so follow your dentist's advice closely.
Remember – if you have a dental emergency, call Rush Creek Dentistry at (682) 323-3299 .