We all know that accidents can happen when we least expect them to, or when we are not in the right frame of mind for swift action.

The good news is that, though they can be painful and traumatic, dental emergencies are seldom life-threatening. That said, they can be life-changing if not handled quickly and correctly. And that’s why the Davenport Dental Group is here. Our Laredo, TX area dentist’s office is equipped to provide prompt emergency services that your entire family can count on when you need it most.

Today we wanted to go over some basics so that you will know what to do if the unexpected happens to you. Keep reading and then be sure to follow up with our three great doctors to schedule your next appointment!

Without further ado, here are our suggestions related to common dental emergencies…

A Broken Tooth

Your mouth is never really safe! There are so many things that can cause you to a chip or even break a tooth. Don’t increase the chances of that happening by using your teeth as a tool, chomping on ice, and so forth. This is an emergency because you can expose the dentin and dental pulp, putting yourself at risk for a root canal or worse. Call us quickly for some professional help!

Self-Inflicted Bites

If you accidentally bite your tongue, lips, or any other part of your mouth, you will feel the pain right away. Start by cleaning the area that you cut and securing some sort of ice pack or cold compress. In most cases, the bleeding will stop pretty soon. If not, get in touch with our team!

Lost Tooth

It can happen at school, work, home, in traffic, pretty much anywhere. No matter where it happens, getting a tooth knocked out will no doubt be a painful, scary, and emotionally charged occurrence.

Your reaction time is crucial when attempting to save a dislodged tooth. If you are able to locate the tooth, pick it up by the crown rather than the root, lightly rinse it off and place the tooth in milk. Then, you really need to get to our Laredo, TX dentist’s office as quickly as you can. The goal is to save your natural tooth. If we can not save your tooth, we will move forward with dental implants or other treatment solutions that best fit your needs.

For Dental Emergencies, Call Davenport Dental Group!

We hope that this information has been useful. Remember, in the case of a life-threatening emergency, like a blow to the head, call 911 or make your way to your nearest hospital emergency room.

For dental issues, simply contact our team directly. You can call our Junction Drive location at 956-242-6745 or our Winfield location at 956-517-2695. Please leave a message if it is after hours and we will get back with you in the morning to arrange for your visit.

You can also send us a message using our online contact form, though this form of contact is recommended for non-emergency appointments only.