Buckle Advanced Dental Care offers comprehensive dentistry for all ages and often treats dental emergencies, ranging from minor concerns to knocked out or broken teeth. Prompt, effective treatment in any emergency is the key to a good result and lasting dental health.
Emergency Dentistry Case Study
This young patient came to our Wirral dental practice as an emergency patient in December 2013. He was 10 years old at the time and had knocked out his front teeth when he fell over in the school playground. He had saved the large part of the tooth and brought it with him in good condition. Dr. Buckle saw this patient and was able to successfully reattach the tooth with composite. The quick thinking of the parents of this young patient enabled Dr. Buckle to save this young boy’s natural smile, avoiding the need for more complex restorative treatments.
His most recent check up was in May 2016 and we are happy to report that everything still looks great and functions normally. This growing boy enjoys a beautiful, healthy smile.
Dental Emergency Tips
In many cases, quick thinking and prompt action can “save the day” after a dental emergency. Here are some quick tips for handling common emergencies:
- Toothache: A toothache can indicate a range of possible dental concerns. If you are suffering with sudden tooth pain, contact our office and we will schedule a visit if necessary. An over the counter pain medication such as ibuprofen may help to ease the pain. DO NOT apply anything directly to the affected tooth surface.
- Object Caught In Teeth: In the event of food particles or an object lodged between teeth, gently use dental floss to try and remove it. NEVER use a sharp object or anything other than dental floss to avoid damaging the teeth or gums. If you are unable to remove the object, call our office for advice on how to proceed.
- Loose Tooth: If a child has a very loose primary (baby) tooth, gently remove it to avoid inhaling or swallowing the tooth. If an older child has a loose permanent tooth as a result of an accident, contact our office immediately for instruction on how to proceed.
- Knocked Out Tooth: If a tooth is accidentally knocked out, contact us immediately for advice on how to proceed and possibly save the tooth. Pick up the tooth by the crown (top of the tooth), rinse with warm water and place in a clean container of milk.
- Broken, Chipped or Fractured Tooth: In the event of tooth damage, contact our office immediately for instruction on how to proceed. If possible, locate and save the tooth fragment. Rinse the mouth with warm water and use a cold compress as needed for pain.