Dental emergencies like injuries to the teeth and gums are serious and should never be ignored. If a dental emergency is ignored, permanent damage can be the result and more expensive treatment will be needed later. When needed, Dr. Damon T. Armstrong will treat a dental emergency in Blackfoot, Idaho. At our office, we treat dental emergencies the same day that the patient contacts us.
It is imperative to know what to do in the case of a dental emergency. In all cases, see our dentist as soon as possible. If you have a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water and use floss to remove any food. Use a cold compress to control any swelling. In the case of a chipped or broken tooth, save the pieces. Rinse your mouth and tooth pieces with warm water. Use gauze to control any bleeding and a cool compress to control swelling. If a tooth is knocked out, rinse the tooth and try to reinsert it. Never force the tooth back into the socket. If the tooth will not go back in, place it in a container of milk.
We welcome you to contact Armstrong Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.