Dental Emergency Help Line
Have you ever considered what you should do if you have a dental emergency? If not, it’s probably time to give it some thought before you don’t have the luxury of figuring it out. When an emergency strikes, you will wish you knew what to do. This is when we can help.
The first thing you should remember to do when an emergency strikes is to call Rush Creek Dentistry at (682) 323-3299 for emergency dental care. We can provide the best emergency care for our patients in Bedford, TX and surrounding areas. Since you never know where or when an emergency might strike you should keep our number in your phone so that you will be ready at any time. When you call, we can schedule a time for you to come in to the office as soon as possible, and we will give you instructions on what you should do in the meantime.
Some of the things we might suggest include taking pain relievers, especially if you have a toothache. It is important that you avoid taking aspirin since it can increase any bleeding. We may also suggest that you place an ice pack over the area to reduce swelling and numb the pain.
If you have lost a tooth and call us soon enough, we may be able to instruct you on how to clean and place the tooth back in its socket. When this is not possible, we will still tell you how to preserve the tooth in a saline solution or milk and get in to the office immediately so we can try to get the tooth back in place.
In some cases, we may ask you to gently rinse or try flossing and cleaning your teeth. We may even suggest something unconventional such as placing a piece of sugarless gum in a cavity where a filling has come out or placing a moist tea bag over an injury to stop it from bleeding.
Before you do anything yourself, please call our emergency care number and follow our professional dental advice. We will do our best to make sure you can get in to see the dentist as soon as possible.