Being faced with any type of emergency can be a frightening situation. Dental emergencies are no different. When faced with a dental emergency, it is easy to panic and not know what to do next. West End Dental is here to help.
Taking Care at Home
Dental emergencies can be frightening. However, not all emergencies require professional attention. Some emergencies can be easily treated from the comfort of your own home. One such emergency is a bitten lip, tongue, or cheek. These injuries are common and rarely dangerous. They can, however, be painful. Over the counter pain, relievers can help to deal with discomfort, while an ice pack can help with swelling. Gauze can be used to help stop bleeding and aid in clotting. If you continue to bleed for longer than 15 minutes, or the bleeding is excessive, then you should head to the emergency room.
Another emergency that may be treatable at home is a toothache. While a toothache is a common symptom of an infection, it can also simply be indicative of something stuck between your teeth. Brush and floss your teeth thoroughly and rinse with a saline solution. If nothing comes dislodged, the toothache persists, or you notice other symptoms of an infection, call our office right away.
Treating Emergencies in Our Office
We can provide treatment for some different types of dental emergencies. These include:
When to Go to the Hospital
While we can handle a multitude of different dental emergencies in our office, there are times when you should head straight to the hospital emergency room. These instances include:
Dental emergencies are scary, but it is essential that you do not panic. If you are faced with a dental emergency, call West End Dental at (503) 446-2957 right away.
WE TREAT OUR PATIENTS WITH RESPECTWe believe in educating patients about their treatment options and listening to their questions and concerns.
WE BELIEVE IN HEALTHY TEETH FIRSTWe focus on prevention so that you keep your smile healthy. We provide excellent comfortable care for all procedures.