Even if you’re extra careful, accidents do happen, so it’s important to know what to do and where you can get help. Dr. Ardalan Zahedi offers time-sensitive emergency dentistry care for issues like knocked out, cracked, or chipped teeth at Lakeline Ranch Dental in Austin, Texas. The office even reserves time in Dr. Zahedi’s daily schedule for convenient, same-day appointments. If you’ve experienced a dental emergency, call the office right away to schedule an appointment.
It’s not always easy to know when you’re in need of emergency dental care. Luckily, Dr. Zahedi has compiled a list of some common dental emergencies that typically require urgent care. You should call the office immediately if you experience:
It’s important to know what to do at home immediately following an accident. Here are some tips for at-home, temporary care for common dental emergencies:
Rinse your mouth out with warm water to clean the area and gently floss to remove any food that may be caught in your teeth.
Rinse your mouth out with warm water to clean the area right away. Apply cold compresses around and on your face to reduce any swelling.
If your tooth gets knocked out, keep it moist. Try to put it back in the socket without touching the root. If you can’t, keep it in between your cheek and gums or in milk until you can get to Dr. Zahedi’s office.
Don’t try to use sharp objects to remove whatever is stuck. Instead, gently floss to try and remove the object.
Accidents are sometimes unavoidable. However, there are measures you can take to limit your risk of having dental emergencies. For example, if you play physical sports, wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and gums.
Another precaution you can take is avoiding hard foods like ice, popcorn kernels, or hard candies. Chewing hard foods can easily chip or crack a tooth.
Dr. Zahedi gets you into the office as quickly as possible following a dental emergency, even reserving some time in his daily schedule to accommodate emergency dentistry patients.
If you’re in need of emergency dental care, call the office right away and provide as much detail as possible.