Dental Emergencies
Local & Experienced

It’s never fun to think that your life can be put on hold for a dental emergency but unfortunately, it happens to the best of us. Here are a few tips and insights on what to do in a dental emergency. If you think you need to schedule an appointment after reading information about your condition, feel free to call us at our Sparks or South Meadows locations directly to schedule an appointment with an experienced local emergency dentist or schedule your appointment online.

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Toothache

Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth meticulously. Using warm salt water, rinse the mouth to displace any food trapped between teeth. Under no circumstances should you use aspirin on the aching tooth or on the gum. In the event of facial swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. For temporary pain relief, acetaminophen is recommended. Schedule an appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

Ice can be applied to any bruised areas. For bleeding, apply firm (but gentle) pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding does not stop with pressure or continues after 15 minutes, go to an emergency room.

Broken Braces and Wires

Remove a broken appliance only if it comes out easily. If it is lodged or painful to remove, cover any protruding edges with wax, cotton balls, gauze or chewing gum. Do not remove any wire caught in the gums, cheek or tongue. See your dentist immediately. Emergency attention is usually not required for loose or broken appliances that cause no discomfort.

Broken Tooth

Rinse the area with warm water. Put a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. Recover any broken tooth fragments. Schedule an appointment to receive immediate dental care.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

Recover the tooth, making sure to hold it by the crown (top) and not the root. Rinse, but do not clean or handle the tooth more than necessary. Reinsert the tooth in the socket, and hold it in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, carry it in a cup containing milk. Because time is essential, schedule an appointment to visit our office immediately.

Possible Broken Jaw

In the event of jaw injury, tie the mouth closed with a towel, tie or handkerchief. Go immediately to an emergency room.

Bleeding After a Baby Tooth Falls Out

Fold a piece of gauze and place it tightly over the bleeding area. Bite down on the gauze for 15 minutes. If bleeding continues, schedule an appointment to visit our Champagne Pediatric Dentistry office in Sparks or South Meadows in Reno.

Cold or Canker Sores

Over-the-counter medications will usually provide temporary relief. If sores persist, schedule your appointment to visit our office in Sparks or South Meadows in Reno.

Dental Emergencies
Local & Experienced

It’s never fun to think that your life can be put on hold for a dental emergency but unfortunately, it happens to the best of us. Here are a few tips and insights on what to do in a dental emergency. If you think you need to schedule an appointment after reading information about your condition, feel free to call us at our Sparks or South Meadows locations directly to schedule an appointment with an experienced local emergency dentist or schedule your appointment online.

Schedule An Appointment

Toothache

Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth meticulously. Using warm salt water, rinse the mouth to displace any food trapped between teeth. Under no circumstances should you use aspirin on the aching tooth or on the gum. In the event of facial swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. For temporary pain relief, acetaminophen is recommended. Schedule an appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

Ice can be applied to any bruised areas. For bleeding, apply firm (but gentle) pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding does not stop with pressure or continues after 15 minutes, go to an emergency room.

Broken Braces and Wires

Remove a broken appliance only if it comes out easily. If it is lodged or painful to remove, cover any protruding edges with wax, cotton balls, gauze or chewing gum. Do not remove any wire caught in the gums, cheek or tongue. See your dentist immediately. Emergency attention is usually not required for loose or broken appliances that cause no discomfort.

Broken Tooth

Rinse the area with warm water. Put a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. Recover any broken tooth fragments. Schedule an appointment to receive immediate dental care.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

Recover the tooth, making sure to hold it by the crown (top) and not the root. Rinse, but do not clean or handle the tooth more than necessary. Reinsert the tooth in the socket, and hold it in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, carry it in a cup containing milk. Because time is essential, schedule an appointment to visit our office immediately.

Possible Broken Jaw

In the event of jaw injury, tie the mouth closed with a towel, tie or handkerchief. Go immediately to an emergency room.

Bleeding After a Baby Tooth Falls Out

Fold a piece of gauze and place it tightly over the bleeding area. Bite down on the gauze for 15 minutes. If bleeding continues, schedule an appointment to visit our Champagne Pediatric Dentistry office in Sparks or South Meadows in Reno.

Cold or Canker Sores

Over-the-counter medications will usually provide temporary relief. If sores persist, schedule your appointment to visit our office in Sparks or South Meadows in Reno.

Schedule An Appointment