Knowing how to handle a dental emergency can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. That’s why it’s important to be quick and calm, and always to keep your dentist's contact information on hand. If you have a dental emergency, immediately contact Dr. Melissa Khurasany at Claremont Dental Arts in Claremont, California. If the office is closed and you don’t have any other contact information, go to the emergency room, and they can determine whether your situation can wait until regular business hours.
There are many types of dental emergencies, and they are usually caused by biting on a piece of food that’s too hard or by sports or activity-related injuries. Some common dental emergencies include:
When a tooth is knocked out, you’ll want to retrieve the tooth if you can. Then:
If you lose a crown, put it in a safe place and make an appointment with Dr. Khurasany. Don’t wait too long; the tooth without the crown will be more sensitive and weak and could be damaged more easily.
In the meantime before your appointment, you can use a cotton swab to apply a little bit of clove oil for pain relief. You can find clove oil at drugs stores or in the spice aisle at the grocery store.
Dr. Khurasany and the staff at Claremont Dental Arts treat dental emergencies, and they also focus on preventative care. Dental emergencies are usually unexpected and can’t be avoided, but here are a few prevention tips that might help:
If you have a dental emergency — even if it’s something like a toothache that just won’t go away — contact Dr. Khurasany and make your appointment as soon as possible.