Dental Emergency Services
Dental emergencies are undesirable situations that can lead to pain, swelling, bleeding or tooth sensitivity. Did you know that dental emergencies can have long-term effects on oral health? Without proper oral care at the right time, the conditions that cause the dental emergency may result in permanent hard or soft tissue loss. This is why dental professionals take special care to treat patients who are facing a dental emergency. Toothache, knocked/chipped/broken tooth, swelling of gums, fallen crown or filling are some of the common dental emergencies we treat at Rancho Mirage office. If you are a resident of La Quinta, Desert Hot Springs, Yucca Valley, Indian Wells or surrounding communities, make an appointment and meet our emergency dentists. Our comprehensive dental care can help improve your oral health and reduce the chances of emergency dentistry.
What are dental emergencies and how can they be prevented?
Dental emergencies are unexpected situations that can lead to permanent loss of hard or soft tissues. Without proper oral care, a person may lose valuable part of natural teeth and gums. The condition can be the result of infection or an injury. The after effects can have serious impact on oral health. Prevention of dental emergency is possible by taking proper care and protecting teeth and gums when involved in sports and adventurous activities. Periodic visits to office are also very much essential to prevent emergency situations. During the periodic visit, dentists perform thorough oral examination which can help the team in identifying signs of trouble. Early intervention can avoid dental problems.
The common types and oral care
Following are some of the common dental emergencies treated at our office.
Toothache is one of the most common dental emergencies we treat at our Rancho Mirage office. Toothache can occur for various reasons which include tooth decay, tooth abscess, tooth grinding and tooth injury. The treatment for toothache depends on the cause for the pain. Patients should visit the emergency dental care if pain lasts for more than a day or if pain is unbearable. Dentists firstly aim at reducing pain through pain medicines. Oral examination helps us find the cause for pain and suitable treatment is offered. The treatment can ensure that the pain does not reoccur.
Knocked out tooth
Knocked out tooth can be protected if it is put back in the socket within an hour of the incident. Patients can carefully hold the crown of the tooth and cleanse the dust gently without disturbing the root of the tooth. Patients can try and put the tooth back in socket. If this does not work out, the tooth can be preserved in the vestibule and patients should hurry to the dental office at the earliest.
Broken or chipped tooth
Teeth may be broken or chipped during an accident. Patients can collect the pieces of broken tooth and visit the office. If there is swelling, cold compress can be used to reduce it. Dental professionals can help in restoring the tooth back to shape.
Swelling of gums
Gums can swell due to an infection of the tooth root or the gum tissues. Cold compress can be used to reduce the swelling. Patients should visit the dentist at the earliest to avoid the spreading of infection.
Fallen crown or filling
A fallen crown or filling can lead to tooth sensitivity. Patients should pick the fallen crown and wash it gently. The crown can be put back over the tooth to protect it. Clove oil with cotton swab over the natural tooth can help reduce sensitivity. The dentist can put the crown back over natural tooth using cement.