Providing Quick Emergency Dentistry Services In Boise
Blaisdell Family Dentistry provides exceptional emergency dentistry services in the Boise, Eagle, and Meridian ID area. If you injure your teeth or gums, it can cause serious teeth infection and you should contact our office immediately to determine if you need to be seen right away. Waiting too long can increase the chances of permanent tooth damage, as well as the need for more extensive treatment later on. We understand that a dental emergency happens from time to time. Our office near Eagle ID is here to help you through those emergencies during office hours. We make our very best effort to see emergency dentistry patients the very same day. Here are some things you should do in the event of an accident or dental emergency to ensure the best possible outcome when you do come in for dental treatment.
Chipped Or Broken Teeth Cause Tooth Pain For Eagle ID Patients
Save any pieces of the tooth you can. Rinse the mouth and the broken pieces of tooth. If there’s bleeding, lace a piece of gauze over the area and apply pressure for about 10 minutes or until the bleeding stops. To reduce swelling and tooth pain, use a cold compress and place it against the outside of the mouth, cheek or lip near the broken or chipped tooth. Call us if you have severe tooth pain and are in need of immediate a dental emergency appointment.
Collect the tooth, if you can find it. Hold the tooth by the crown (the part of the tooth you see in your mouth) and rinse off the tooth root if it is dirty. Be very careful and do not scrub it clean. You don’t want to remove any of the attached tissue fragments so just rinse it carefully. Try to put the tooth back in place and make sure it is facing the right way. Don’t force it into the socket. If you can’t reinsert the tooth, place it in a small cup of milk or a cup of water that has a pinch of table salt in it. Call us to get emergency dentistry services as soon as possible because the best chance to save the tooth is to get it back into the socket within an hour of the time it was knocked out.
Helping With Your Dental Emergency Near Meridian ID
An extruded tooth is a tooth that has been partially dislodged. Again, call us right away and get to the office which is located in Boise as soon as possible. If you are having a lot of tooth pain use a cold compress on the outside of the mouth, or cheek nearest to the extruded tooth. You may also take a pain reliever like Tylenol or Advil if you need it.
If we cannot see you, we will refer you for care. If it is after hours you will be directed to the nearest dental emergency or emergency dentistry care center in the Boise, Eagle or Meridian ID area .