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Olive Chapel Family Dentistry
Dustin J. Prusik, DDS
Emergency dental care in the 27502 area

Dealing with a Dental Emergency

February 11, 2020
Posted By: Olive Chapel Family Dentistry

Imagine you're in the bleachers cheering your child on during their game when they suddenly fall and injure their teeth severely. They are in considerable pain, and you refuse to wait until the next day to see your regular dentist, and even then, you may not get an appointment right away. This is a situation where you need an emergency dentist in Apex, NC that will be able to see you immediately and will stand by your side working through pain relief, diagnosing, and treatment. 

When it comes to severe pain, oral health emergencies, and your family, you don't want to prolong an already stressful situation. At Olive Chapel Family Dentistry, we provide prompt attention and relief. If you are unsure what to do, call us ASAP and let us guide you through the process until you get to us. 

Here are some tips on how to work through a few common dental emergencies, so your family has the best chance of a full and speedy recovery.

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies in Apex

Knocked-out tooth: It's essential that any knocked-out tooth is kept from drying out or getting dirty. The safest place it can be is actually in the mouth. If possible, try gently reinserting it back in the socket without touching the root or causing pain. If the area is too sensitive, simply keep it between the gum and the cheek, making sure that you don't accidentally swallow or injure yourself. Alternatively, if the patient is unable to remain calm, keeping it in a container full of water or milk is recommended

Cracked tooth: Rinse the mouth out with warm water so no debris or particles can present a problem. If the face is swelling, a cold compress can help keep it to a minimum

Badly bitten tongue or lip: Gently rinse the area with warm water and apply a cold compress until we can see you

Painful toothaches: Over the counter pain relievers can help take some of the discomfort away until you can see Dr. Dustin Prusik

Regardless of the size or severity of your particular dental emergency, if you are experiencing a painful or unusual dental emergency, it's important to give your emergency dentist in Apex a call right away.




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