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Emergency Dentistry | Dentist Renton

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We know accidents just happen, and knowing what you need to do when that happens is very important in terms of saving your teeth.

  • For a knocked-out permanent or adult tooth, keep it moist at all times. If you can, try placing the tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If that’s not possible, place it in between your cheek and gums, in milk, or use a tooth preservation product that has the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Then, get to your dentist’s office right away.

  • For a cracked tooth, immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area. Put cold compresses on the face to keep any swelling down.

  • If you bite your tongue or lip, clean the area gently with water and apply a cold compress.

  • For toothaches, rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between the teeth. Do not put aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissues.

  • For objects stuck in the mouth, try to gently remove with floss but do not try to remove it with sharp or pointed instruments.

  • When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to visit your dentist or an emergency room as soon as possible.

If you want to be prepared, you can ware a mouthguard when participating in sports activities, and you can also avoid chewing popcorn kernels or hard candy, which can crack your tooth.

Our Renton dentist, Dr. Le reserves time in his daily schedules for emergency patients. Call us today to provide as much detail as possible about your emergency condition.