At Elliott Dental Studio, we want to ensure you are not in pain. If you have a dental emergency, such as a lost tooth, tooth ache or lost filling, our dentists will see you promptly. We encourage you to walk-in so we can treat you even sooner!
Your Elliott Dental Studio team has treated many dental emergencies! Here are some common situations and how you can handle them.
At Elliott Dental Studio, our main goal is to get you out of pain as quickly as possible. The first thing you need to do is to give us a call. To ease your pain, you can take an over-the-counter pain remedy or you hold an ice pack against your face where you are experiencing pain.
Chipped or broken tooth
Broken or chipped teeth can almost always be saved! If it's a small break, your dentist can use a white filling to fix the tooth. If the break is serious, a root canal may be needed. Your tooth may also need a crown.
At Elliott Dental Studio, we are fully able to perform various dental procedures to help restore your teeth to their natural function.
Knocked out tooth
You need to call us right away if you lose a permanent tooth. A tooth has a fair chance of taking root again if it is put back in place within 10 minutes. After 2 hours, the chances are poor so make sure you call us right away!
If the tooth looks clean, put it back in its place (its socket). If this is not possible, try putting the tooth in a container of cold milk.
Badly bitten lip or tongue
If there is bleeding, use a clean cloth to press down on the part of the mouth that is bleeding.
Use an ice pack to keep swelling down if the lip is swollen.
Go to an Emergency room if the bleeding does not stop.
Something stuck between teeth
First, try using dental floss, very gently and carefully, to remove the object.
Never poke between your teeth with anything sharp that can damage your gums or scratch the tooth surface. If you can't remove the object, we will be able to remove it for you.
Put a piece of softened sugarless chewing gum in the spot where the filling was lost.
This will protect the area for a short period of time until you are able to come see us!
Be sure to see a dentist as soon as possible.