What to do in a Dental Emergency

We all know that making regular visits to the dentist reduces our risk of severe damage to our teeth. But there are situations that can affect even the most careful of individuals and could require immediate treatment. When these events occur, it can be crucial to get the problem fixed as soon as possible.

What to do in a Dental Emergency
What to do in a Dental Emergency

A dental emergency doesn’t require a trip to the emergency room, but rather a trip to Reason To Smile Dental in Salt Lake City. We have the ability to treat dental emergencies like chipped or fractured teeth, cracked jaws, sudden onset root canal pain, and many other emergency dental services.

Types of Emergencies

Generally, the most common dental emergencies are brought on by trauma. Dental trauma usually occurs during an athletic event or physical activity. If a tooth gets knocked loose, it is important to wash any debris off the tooth and place it in a cup of milk. Use gauze to control any bleeding and call Reason To Smile Dental as soon as possible.

We will try and place the tooth back in position, however, if this is not possible we will get you prepped for a dental implant to be installed in its place.

Sudden onset dental pain is another reason to get emergency dental care immediately. Root canal pain is generally the most common form of dental pain but luckily, we can correct this issue easily through root canal therapy.

Our Solutions

Obviously, different dental emergencies require different treatments and regardless of whether you have dental pain or have experienced dental trauma, we can help. If a tooth has been knocked loose, we can try to place the tooth back but if this is not possible we will get you set up with a dental implant. If a tooth has been damaged greatly, we can try to repair the tooth with a dental crown. If the tooth is too damaged to repair, we will have to extract it and replace it with a dental implant.

When front teeth become damaged, it can be best to place a porcelain dental veneer over top. Veneers are durable and stain resistant, making them a sound solution in a dental emergency.
If you experience a dental emergency and are in need of Reason To Smile’s emergency dental care services, you can contact us here or call us at (801) 719-5447.

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