Posts for tag: tooth pain
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!
Find out why you are experiencing dental pain and what can be done about it.
As anyone who has ever experienced a toothache will tell you, there is no pain quite like it. It can make it difficult to chew, speak or even just go about your day. It may even be bad enough that it wakes you up in the middle of the night. From the office of our Yorkville, IL dentists Dr. Manpreet Singh and Dr. Paul Singh, learn more about the common causes of tooth pain and how they are treated.
If you are experiencing a toothache then it’s time to visit your Yorkville, IL general dentist ASAP. Tooth pain is usually a warning of a cavity or infection, which won’t go away on its own and will require immediate care. Of course, in the meantime you can try some of these at-home options for temporarily easing your discomfort until you come into our office.
Rinse with Saltwater
One of the easiest and best ways to eliminate your tooth pain is to rinse your mouth out with saltwater. For one 8-ounce glass of water, you will want to add about ½ teaspoon of table salt. Once you are done rinsing make sure to spit the water out rather than swallowing it (yuck!). You can opt to do a saltwater rinse multiple times a day, as needed.
Cold Compress or Ice Pack
If you are noticing facial swelling on the same side as your tooth pain you may be able to reduce some of your pain and inflammation by placing an ice pack or cold compress on your cheek. Facial swelling is more common in dental issues such as a loose or chipped tooth, as well as an abscessed tooth. Remember to never apply ice directly to your face. Always wrap the ice in a towel prior to placing on your skin.
While over-the-counter painkillers won’t always be able to tackle more severe pain, it can provide the short-term relief you’ve been looking for before you come into our office. Ibuprofen is a great OTC treatment, as it can reduce both pain and swelling.
Products such as Orajel are creams that are applied to the sore tooth or gums to help numb it. Once numb it may be tempting to just keep using this product, but you really shouldn’t put off seeing your Yorkville, IL restorative dentist. The longer you wait to seek treatment the worse off your tooth will be (trust us!).
Don’t let a toothache take over your life. Turn to the dental professional at York Towne Dental in Yorkville, IL. Call us today to schedule your next visit.