It’s safe to say that the majority of dental emergencies occur at the most inconvenient and least-expected times. Being prepared and having some of the best dentists at your service, like Dr. Fromuth and Dr. Langlois, can help minimize the stress of the situation and keep a small problem from turning into something more serious down the road. At the first sign of dental distress, be sure to give us a call. Our team of professionals will be more than happy to walk you through any necessary first aid until you reach our office. If you’re anxious or worried, we also offer sedation dentistry so you can feel relaxed and comfortable while you’re getting the care you need.
It’s important to handle dental emergencies quickly and rationally, but sometimes this can be incredibly difficult, especially if you’re in pain. If you’re experiencing any severe discomfort, be sure to contact us as soon as possible. That way, we can ease your pain and keep your mouth as healthy as possible. While you’re on your way to our office, you’ll want to follow these steps to minimize your discomfort and reduce your risk of additional damage.
Before visiting your emergency dentist, try flossing your teeth to see if your pain is being caused by a lodged piece of food debris. If your toothache persists, the problem could be more serious, so give us a call.
For broken or chipped teeth, be sure to rinse your mouth with lukewarm water to get rid of any debris. You can apply a cold compress if you notice any swelling starting to occur. Bring any large pieces of your tooth to your appointment as well. If there’s a sharp edge that’s poking or irritating your mouth, you can place orthodontic wax over the area or a piece of sugar-free gum.
For a knocked-out tooth, time is of the essence. Try to get to our office within an hour of the accident so we can have a greater chance of reattaching it. In the meantime, keep it moist by trying to place it back in the socket it came from or store it in a baggie of milk.
If you still have the restoration, you can temporarily place it back in your mouth using toothpaste or denture adhesive that you can find at your local drug store. Be sure to contact us so we can schedule an appointment to either professionally reattach it or replace it as soon as possible.
Dental emergencies aren’t just inconvenient, but when they’re left untreated, they can result in costly and invasive treatments. That’s why we recommend acting fast to keep the small problems from turning into serious ones. The best way to reduce your risk of experiencing a dental mishap is to keep up with your oral hygiene routine by brushing twice each day and flossing. Also, when you visit our practice for routine checkups and cleanings, we can make you aware of any risk of damage and help you avoid preventable problems caused by habits like teeth grinding.
Every dental emergency is unique, which is why there’s no fixed price to apply to every situation. At Fromuth & Langlois, we develop customized treatments that are tailored to your needs, including stopping any pain and restoring your smile to look as good as new. We do offer multiple options for patients who don’t have dental insurance, including in-house membership plans for children and adults that include one emergency exam each year. We also work with each of our patients to ensure that their treatment is as affordable as possible.