Rinse the tooth with room-temperature water and gently floss/clean to remove any impacted food particles. If you'd like, your child can take over-the-counter pain medicine (Ibuprofen - Motrin/Advil) to ease the discomfort. If pain persists or feels warm around the tooth, don't hesitate to contact us for an emergency consultation.
Call us right away; the sooner, the better. If it's a permanent tooth, you can help preserve it by resetting it back in place, or if not possible, placing it in a container of milk and bringing it into our office for replantation. Time is of the essence. We try to replant the tooth as soon as possible. If it is a baby tooth, do not attempt to reseat it. Call us for a consultation and evaluation in our offices.
Clean the area with warm water and place a cold compress to reduce lip swelling. Call us right away so we can obtain some pictures of the fracture. Small fractures are not emergencies and can be taken care of the next day. Larger fractures may require immediate attention.
Woodhill Dental Specialties can assist with your dental or orthodontic emergencies 24/7/365. We are an emergency dental care provider in both the Dallas and Rockwall areas, and if necessary, we will take care of you as soon as possible. Call us for any of your dental or orthodontic emergencies.
Orthodontic emergencies can happen anytime and can disrupt your treatment if not addressed right away. Issues such as a broken wire or popped bracket should be taken care of immediately.
If a loose or broken wire is poking into the cheek or gum, you can try adjusting it with an eraser or cover it with dental wax to ease the discomfort. For other issues, such as a broken elastic or loose bracket or band, contact us as soon as possible to set up an emergency appointment.