Emergency Dentist in Glenpool
Dental emergencies happen, and usually at the most inopportune times. At Complete Cosmetic Care Dentistry, you don’t have to worry about what time your dental emergency happens, we’re available any day, any time to help ease pain and restore your dental health. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, it’s important that you contact us right away at (918) 216-1000. In the meantime, you can follow these instructions to help us provide you with the best possible outcome.
Please note that if you think you might have a broken jaw, or have bleeding that doesn’t stop with constant pressure, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room now.
Dental Emergency Care
Toothaches- If your dental emergency is tooth pain, first try rinsing your mouth with warm water to dislodge any food or debris from between teeth. Treat any swelling with a cold compress on the outside of the mouth. Over-the-counter analgesics, such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen, may be taken to control the pain. Never place Aspirin or other pain medication directly on the gum tissue as it can cause damage.
Chipped or Broken Teeth- For this dental emergency, first rinse your mouth with warm water. If possible, rinse off and save any pieces of your tooth. For bleeding, gently press a piece of gauze to the area. Treat any swelling with a cold compress on the outside of the mouth. Over-the-counter analgesics, such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen, may be taken to control the pain.
Avulsed (Knocked Out) Tooth- This dental emergency requires some quick thinking. First find the tooth if you can. Holding the tooth by the crown (the part of your tooth exposed above the gum), rinse the tooth in warm water if it’s dirty, but DO NOT scrub off tissue if it’s still attached. Try placing the tooth in the socket, but don’t force it if it won’t easily slip in, rather save the tooth in a container of milk, or water with a pinch of salt if no milk is available. Contact us as soon as possible. The sooner we can get you in, the better the chance of saving your tooth.
Lost Crown- Make sure you have the dental crown and save it to bring to your visit. If you’re experiencing pain with this dental emergency, you can apply clove oil (available at most drug stores) or take and over-the-counter analgesics, such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen, to control the discomfort. If you can’t visit our Sapulpa dentistry practice right away, you may use denture adhesive or tooth paste to hold the crown in place. Under no circumstance should you ever use super glue!
Broken or Loose Orthodontic Bands or Wires- Use a bit of orthodontic wax to secure or place the bracket or wire back on the tooth. Under no circumstance should you ever use super glue to reattach a band or wire!
Soft Tissue Injury- An injury involving the cheeks, gums, tongue, or lips can result in a lot of bleeding. Make sure to remain calm. To control the bleeding, first rinse your mouth with a mild saltwater solution. Use a moistened piece of gauze or a tea bag as a compress and use gentle pressure on the area for 15-20 minutes. You may also use a cold compress on the outside of the area to relieve swelling and pain, as well as to help stop the bleeding.
Again, if you are experiencing a dental emergency, please contact us at (918) 216-1000 right away.