What To Do In a Dental Emergency
Getting your tooth knocked out, chipped or cracked during a game of soccer, or football, may cause panic and worry. Not everyone knows what to do during this dental emergency, which is why Drs. Manpreet Singh, Paramvir Singh and Michael Ruen, your emergency dentists in Yorkville, IL, have some advice. They have the solutions to fixing those cracks and chips.
Any damage done to your tooth, or soft-tissue, needs immediate care. If you experience your tooth being knocked out, be sure to rinse your mouth and the tooth. Don't touch the tooth from the roots, just the crown. Try placing the tooth back into its socket. If that doesn't work, immerse the tooth in salt water, or milk, and go to your Yorkville emergency dentist for emergency care immediately.
If you experience an injury to your cheeks, gums, or tongue, put pressure on the bleeding using gauze, or a moist tea bag. Try placing ice on the injury to reduce swelling and bleeding. If the bleeding persists after 20-30 minutes of pressure and ice, then you will need to go to the emergency room or contact your dentist's office.
If you're worried about chips and cracks in your teeth, then worry no more. Your dentist can resolve these issues using simple cosmetic procedures. One example is dental bonding. This is when your dentist applies a composite resin on to your chipped, or cracked tooth, contours the resin so it matches your other intact teeth, then solidifies the resin using a curing light. The bonded tooth will blend in with the rest of your teeth, giving you back your smile.
For more information on what to do during a dental emergency and how to deal with injuries, call your Yorkville, IL, emergency dentist. You can contact Drs. Manpreet Singh, Paramvir Singh and Michael Ruen, at their office by calling (630) 882-8844. Your dental and oral health are a priority!