What should I do in case of emergency?
There are a variety of dental emergencies. To help with yours we've provided a quick reference guide below:
Sore Gums--If you're suffering from sore or irritated gums, be sure to remove any food or debris by rinsing your mouth with warm water. If you notice food stuck between your teeth, try to floss and remove it. See Dr. Kukleris if you continue to experience pain or soreness.
Chipped Tooth--If you have a chipped or broken tooth, and are able to locate or save the pieces, bring them to our office as soon as possible. In some cases we are able to restore your broken tooth.
Knocked Out Tooth- -If you still have or are able to locate the tooth, wrap it in gause that's been soaked in milk. Be sure to contact us immediately. If we are able to see you within two hours of the incident, we may be able to save the tooth.
Soft Tissue Injuries--If you have experienced any injury to your tongue, cheeks or lips, rinse the area with warm water and apply gause for 10-15 minutes. This can help to slow or stop the bleeding until you are able to seek professional help. If you are experiencing profuse bleeding or the damage is visibly traumatic, it's best to stay calm, apply pressure to the wound and go to the emergency room.
We are happy to provide emergency dental services to all our patients. Feel free to call our office 24/7.