Emergency Care For Your Teeth & Mouth
I have a toothache, severe mouth pain, broken, creaked or dislodged tooth or teeth, what should I do?
After speaking with Dr. Oberoi and his staff here are a few things you can do to help relieve pain and save your teeth:
Tooth, Teeth, Mouth, Gums
Rinse your mouth our with warm water to cleanse it. Take an anti-inflammatory such as Neurofen to relieve some of the pain. Do not apply aspirin directly to the source of the pain or consume alcohol or elicit drugs to relieve the pain
Tooth, Teeth, Veneers or Fixture
Rinse your mouth out with warm water to cleanse it then put a cold pack or cold compress on the face to keep swelling down
Object Stuck in Gums
Gently try and remove the object then apply pressure with soft cloth once remove. Alternatively, try gently flossing the area
Broken Tooth, Teeth, Veneers or Fixtures (Tooth Knocked Out)
Keep dislodged tooth moist. Try placing it back in the socket without touching the root. Alternatively place it between the cheek and gums or in milk
Gums, Lips or Mouth
Clean the area gently with warm water then apply a cold pack or other cold compress
Gums, Lips or Mouth
Rinse your mouth out with warm water to cleanse it then apply pressure with cloth to the area
What are my treatment options?
The treatment options available for dental pain are:
- Removal of the tooth or Extractions
- Gum Treatment or Periodontal Treatment
- Root Canal Treatment
Dr. Amrin will need to discuss your dental history and examine you first in order to determine the cause of the pain before treating you. This may involve x-rays and other tests on your mouth, gums, jaw, throat or sinuses.
Don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Amrin and his staff anytime of the day or night should you be experiencing toothache or any other dental pain.
What are the causes of dental pain?
Tooth pain is a condition that can be caused by many different factors. The top three major causes of tooth pain include:
- Tooth Decay: Occurs when the bacteria has reached the roots of the teeth resulting in an abscess
- Fractured Tooth or Filling: An exposed nerve can cause an abscess as well as excruciating dental pain
- Gum Disease: There are many ways gum disease can cause tooth pain, especially if left untreated and it develops into periodontitis.
These are the most common, so there could be other factors that may cause dental pain. In order to find out the cause a quick examination of your mouth will need to be performed.
Can toothache or dental pain be prevented?
Yes. In most cases regular and proper care of your teeth, such as daily brushing and flossing, are the best ways to ensure you don't experience sudden dental pain, resulting in the need for emergency dentistry.
Patients who regularly visit the dentist for checkups and properly take care of their teeth rarely find themselves needing emergency dentistry. There may be no signs at all that your teeth or a tooth may be deteriorating or in need of dental care, which is why prevention is your best option. Visiting your Dentist every 3 to 6 months will allow us to see the potential problems you may not even feel or see.