Common Dental Emergencies During Holiday Time
The holidays are a time for family, friends, and celebrating. They are not a time for dental emergencies… but unfortunately, dental emergencies in Colorado Springs CO don’t take a holiday. If you are unlucky enough to experience a dental emergency this holiday season, don’t despair. We’re here to help.
Signs That You May Need Emergency Dental Care
There are a few signs that may indicate that you need to seek emergency dental care:
-Persistent tooth pain that cannot be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medication
-Severe swelling in the mouth or face
-Bleeding from the gums that does not stop after 10 minutes of direct pressure is applied
-A cracked or fractured tooth
-A lost tooth (adult teeth only)
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call our office right away so we can schedule you an appointment.
What To Do Until You Can See The Dentist Near You
If you have a cracked or fractured tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to the outside of your face to reduce swelling. If there is bleeding, apply direct pressure with a gauze or a clean cloth until it stops. Do NOT attempt to brush or floss the area; this could further damage the tooth. If you have lost an adult tooth, try to insert it back into the socket; if that is not possible, place it in milk or saline solution and bring it with you to your appointment. And finally, if you are experiencing severe pain, take ibuprofen as directed on the package label.
Contact Us Today!
No one wants to experience a dental emergency during the holidays, but unfortunately, they do happen. If you find yourself in need of emergency dental care this holiday season, don’t panic—just give us a call. We’re here to help you through whatever dental issue you may be facing so you can get back to enjoying the holiday’s pain-free!