Artistic Works Dentistry - Your Family Emergency Dentist
Do you or someone you know have a dental emergency? At Artistic Works Dentistry we are dedicated to serving all sorts of dental emergencies. We understand that toothaches can be extremely painful and uncomfortable which is why we do our best to accommodate such cases and treat dental emergencies as soon as possible. Always utilize a mouth guard when participating in sports or recreational activities that may pose a risk. Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth. Open packages with scissors and not your teeth; remember that your teeth are not your tools! In the case of a dental emergency call Artistic Works Dentistry as soon as possible because your phone call can be the difference between saving and losing a tooth!
Common Dental Emergencies
A dental abscess is a painful accumulation of pus which originates from a bacterial infection. Such infections can result from the bacteria in plaque, a byproduct of food, saliva and bacteria in the mouth. If plaque is not removed regularly by properly brushing and flossing of teeth, the bacteria may spread within the soft tissue of gums and result in an abscess. In such cases, be sure to contact us at Artistic Works Dentistry for immediate treatment.
Treating dental emergencies:
Bitten Lip or Tongue
Clean the area gently with a cloth and apply cold compressions to minimize swelling. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, go to a hospital emergency room immediately.
Gently rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Use cold compressions on the area surrounding the tooth to minimize swelling. Call us immediately to prevent any infection from spreading.
Apply cold compressions to control swelling. Contact us or a hospital emergency department immediately. At Artistic Works Dentistry we have the latest 3D Cone-beam CAT Scan technology ideal for diagnosing fractures of bone and teeth.
Objects Caught Between Teeth
Try to gently remove the object with dental floss rather than a toothpick and avoid cutting the gums with the floss. Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth. If you can’t dislodge the object using dental floss, contact us at (713) 64-SMILE (76453).