We know dental emergencies can happen to anyone and when they do, you want to be able to count on your dental care provider to help. The caring and compassionate team at Hawkins Dentistry is here for our patient’s dental emergencies.
We cannot go without saying how important it is to see us for consistent, regular check-ups, which will help decrease the chances of things going awry, in the first place. Unfortunately, preventive dentistry cannot prevent all dental health incidents or accidents.
If you are faced with a chipped tooth, injury, trauma to your mouth, teeth that have come out, or a dental restoration needing repair, please call us immediately at 937-204-1538. Please provide us with as many details about your injury and the condition of the tooth as possible. We will make every effort to get you in to be seen by Dr. Hawkins. Left untreated, dental problems can get worse and become permanent.
At times it can be difficult to tell whether you need to visit a hospital emergency room or find an emergency dentist.
If you’re not sure whether you have a dental emergency or not, read below for some key symptoms.
What is considered a dental emergency?
- Severe bleeding from the teeth or gums
- Fractured, broken, or a knocked-out tooth
- Severe pain and inflammation (could be an abscessed tooth)
- Loose crown, lost a filling, severe toothache or tooth pain.
There are some minor chips and cracks a tooth can withstand until normal business hours resume. However, much will depend on the severity and location of the injury. We will do our best to determine if emergency dental care is required, or if the dental work can wait for a day appointment in the dentist’s office.
What should I do if my tooth falls out or comes out due to injury?
- Avoid over-handling the tooth
- Rinse it clean with warm water and try to put the tooth back in the socket
- If the tooth will go back in the socket, bite down on moistened gauze or a wet tea bag
- If the tooth won’t go back in the socket, rinse it clean and keep it in milk and call your dentist immediately.
Our hope is that you will never have to experience a dental emergency, but if you do, please call our office right away. 937-204-1538