Even if you take care of your smile, dental emergencies may occur. Dr. John Bosak, Jr. and our team stress the importance of knowing what to do in these situations. There are things you can do at home to minimize damage and to relieve discomfort before you come in to our office.
If you are suffering from a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water. Then gently floss the area to remove any food that is trapped around the tooth. Use a cold compress to reduce any swelling. You may take over-the-counter pain medication to relieve discomfort. See our dentist as soon as you can.
If you chip or crack a tooth, clean the area by rinsing your mouth with warm water. Save any tooth fragments in a glass of water or milk and bring them to our office with you as soon as possible. A cold compress can be used to reduce any swelling.
If a blow to the face or another accident has knocked out one of your teeth, rinse the tooth in water, but do not remove any gum tissue fragments. Try to gently reinsert the tooth into its socket. Do not force it. If you can’t easily reinsert the tooth, store it in a cup of milk. Come to our office with the tooth as soon as you can.
We encourage you to contact our office at 818-368-5676 as soon as possible if you have a dental emergency to book an appointment with our dentist in Granada Hills, California. We are proud to aid you and your smile!