Even when practicing good oral care, accidents occur. Teeth get knocked out, crowns fall out, or gums get infected. Whatever it is that you are experiencing, we are here to help.
When to Call
If you are not sure what is causing your discomfort, it’s always advisable to contact a dentist. At our dental office we will assist you in determining if an in-office visit is needed. If any of the following issues are affecting you, give us a call:
- You’re experiencing unexplained bleeding in the mouth
- You’re in severe pain
- You notice a loose tooth
- You’ve been hit in the face or mouth
- You have discomfort with swelling or bulging gums
Common Tooth Issues
There are a variety of issues that might cause a toothache, so you should always call a dentist to determine the cause. If you are experiencing pain, the longer you wait to receive dental care, the more likely it is that the problem will progress into something more serious. The following steps can help if you have a toothache:
- Clean your mouth thoroughly and floss. This may help alleviate pain.
- If you notice swelling, apply a warm washcloth on the outside of your cheek. If the swelling persists, visit Dr. Soria immediately.
- If the pain persists, do not wait more than 2 days to contact our office.
It’s normal for children to lose their baby teeth, but if an adult tooth is lost during an accident, contact us immediately and we will determine how to salvage or restore it. If you can retrieve the tooth hold it by the crown (the part of the tooth that shows, not the root.) Rinse it thoroughly with warm water, but do not scrub the tooth. Put it in milk until you can bring it to us.
If you have any concerns about your oral health, give us a call at 440-354-0705 or schedule an appointment online!