A Caring Dental Group
Dentistry located in Cleveland, Ohio
Knocked-out teeth, a mouth wound, or a cracked tooth are all emergency situations that should have you headed to an emergency dentist immediately. A Caring Dental Groups dental experts in Cleveland, Ohio, are ready to serve the emergency dental needs of your entire family. Call the office nearest you at the first sign of a dental emergency. You can also use the convenient online booking system to schedule your appointment.
Emergency Dentist Q & A
What is an emergency dentist?
Emergency dentists treat mouth and dental injuries that require immediate attention. Dental emergencies are typically any situation in which you need to save a broken or knocked-out tooth. Making it to A Caring Dental Group within 30 minutes of your mouth or tooth injury can mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth.
When should I call an emergency dentist?
If you're worried about a severe mouth injury you or a family member has sustained, it's the right time to call an emergency dentist. Immediate treatment calls for immediate action. Some situations that are considered dental emergencies include:
- Knocked-out teeth
- A loose permanent tooth
- Intense tooth or mouth pain
- Bleeding inside your mouth from your tongue, gums, or cheeks
- Trauma to your mouth or face
- Swelling in your gums, tongue, or mouth
- A badly fractured or cracked tooth
- A laceration or tear on your lips
If you chip a tooth, but it doesn’t appear as if you may lose the tooth entirely, it may not be a dental emergency. That said, feel free to contact an experienced dentist at A Caring Dental Group if you're concerned. They can explain how to take care of your tooth until you can make it into the office.
What do I do with a knocked-out tooth?
Act quickly, and there's a good chance you can save a knocked-out tooth. Put off going to the dentist and you could lose the tooth entirely. To try and save the tooth, start by cleaning the injured tooth and the inside of your mouth. Swish warm water around your mouth and rinse the tooth in warm water, being careful to avoid touching the tooth's roots.
Hold the tooth by the crown (the smooth white top part) as you rinse it. If it's possible, place the tooth back in your mouth and into the gum where it was knocked out. Bite down softly on a gauze pad to hold the tooth in place until you can get to A Caring Dental Group. Call us right away to explain the situation, or have a loved one call for you.
If the tooth cannot go back into the empty socket, hold the tooth in your mouth next to your cheek or keep it in a glass of milk. The moisture will help prevent the roots from drying out. In the event of a dental emergency, call A Caring Dental Group for expert assistance.