Dental Emergency? Here’s How to Be Prepared
October 18, 2016  |  Emergency Dentistry

Dental Emergency? Here’s How to Be Prepared

Let’s face it, accidents and holidays tend to go hand in hand. We are fast approaching Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. In case the kids get too rambunctious, or a little too much eggnog is consumed, here’s how to handle a dental emergency.

If a tooth gets knocked out….this is an Immediate Dental Emergency

You will need to see a Dentist immediately. Find the stray tooth and rinse it with water. First, if possible, try to reposition the tooth where it belongs in the mouth. If you can’t do that, keep the tooth moist in a glass of milk. Most knocked out teeth have a chance of being saved if you see the Dentist within one hour.

If a tooth gets chipped or cracked….

Collect as many pieces of the tooth as you can. Then rinse the mouth with warm water to clear away any other broken pieces that may still be there. If there is bleeding, use a gauze and apply to the site until the bleeding stops. Then, apply a cold compress to keep the swelling down. Visit the Dentist as soon as possible.

If someone has a toothache….

There are many potential underlying causes of a toothache. It’s best to go to the Dentist as soon as you can, but in the meantime you can try to ease the pain.  First, Brush and Floss your teeth to remove any stuck food. Then, Apply a cold compress. Third, take an over the counter pain killer. If you have swelling of your face, jaw area or inside of your mouth, it is best to call us.

Hopefully your Holidays will be accident free, but it’s a great idea to be prepared just in case!

In conclusion, We can be reached on the week nights and weekends by calling our office number 920-733-2445 and there is a message of who to call. Dr.’s  Jeff and Trent want our patients to be comfortable and not in pain.

We Are Ready To See You. Welcome Back!

We have always put our patients and team’s health and safety first and will continue to do so! During the shelter in place our team has been busy reinforcing what we have always done to keep our patients safe and secure as well as implement additional steps so that we could re-open with confidence! Our vision is to keep our patients informed and supported every step of the way. We want you to know:

  • That we are paying close attention to the evolving CDC guidelines and will continue to make our practice safe for all those we are honored to serve.
  • Our team has worked diligently to make sure that all social distancing requirements are in place, so that every patient can come back to care with confidence.
  • Your dental health is important and impacts your overall health and we are committed to supporting each and every one of you as we return to full services beyond emergency care.
  • Our hygienists have streamlined their protocols, so that patients can return to their continuing care intervals, which are key in maintaining health and well-being.
  • We will continue to post updates, as well as tips to keep you healthy during these unprecedented times on our Facebook Page Westhilldentalappleton. We invite you to join the conversation!

We look forward to seeing you soon! Our greatest reward comes from serving our dental family!