Dr. Tram knows dental problems can occur at any time. He offers a comprehensive array of treatments for dental emergencies, from lost teeth to missing restorations to toothaches and much more to help patients in and around Rancho Cucamonga, CA, relieve pain and maintain optimal oral health.
Dental emergencies comprise any type of dental or oral health issues that requires prompt attention from a dentist. When people hear the word “emergency,” they may think only of serious issues, like having a tooth knocked out. But dental emergencies can include many issues, including:
discolored patches or slow-healing canker sores
loose or missing fillings, onlays, crowns or other restorations
damaged dental implants
cracked, chipped or broken teeth or crowns
loose or lost adult teeth
broken dentures or bridges
lacerations in the lip or gum
The answer is, it depends. In many cases when a healthy tooth is knocked out due to an accident or other trauma, it may be successfully replaced in the socket as long as you get immediate care. It's also important not to touch the root, and to place the tooth back in the socket if you can or to place it between the cheek and gum. If you can't do either, keeping it in a small container of milk can also help preserve it. If a tooth that's lost has significant decay or the socket is damaged, it probably won't be able to be saved, but you should still seek immediate treatment just in case.
Call the office immediately to schedule an appointment to prevent any underlying infection from spreading. Then take an over-the-counter pain reliever and try swishing your mouth with warm water in which some salt has been dissolved to help reduce inflammation. Don't swallow the water – just rinse and spit. You can also apply an over-the-counter numbing agent to help manage discomfort until your appointment. Try not to chew on that side or eat soft foods until you can be seen.
We accept major PPO/indemnity insurance plans. If you have questions, please contact the office.
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