Emergency Dentistry Q&A
Emergency dentistry is the immediate dental care you receive that’s necessary to save a tooth, treat an injury or infection, or prevent serious oral health complications. The Nuve Dental team is here for you any time of the day and offers same-day appointments for dental emergencies. They understand the importance of and are well-equipped to manage urgent situations.
Emergency dentistry at Nuve Dental is available for the following situations that might require immediate dental care:
- A tooth infection
- Severe tooth pain
- A knocked-out tooth
- Soft tissue damage
- Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
- A damaged crown, bridge, or other dental restoration
- Damaged dentures
- Objects stuck in the mouth
Seeking immediate attention for a dental emergency can save your tooth.
If you experience a dental emergency, knowing what to do until you arrive at Nuve Dental is critical.
If you have an object stuck in your teeth or mouth, try to remove it gently with floss but avoid using pointed or sharp instruments to get the item out. Dr. Guzman can safely remove it.
If you have a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply ice to the area to relieve discomfort and see the Nuve Dental team right away.
If you experience a cracked tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply a cold compress to your face and get to Nuve Dental as soon as you can.
If a permanent tooth gets knocked out, save the tooth and keep it moist. Place it back in its socket, between your gums and cheek, in milk, or an ADA-approved tooth preservation product if you have it, then see the Nuve Dental team right away.
Soft tissue damage
If you have a laceration in your lip, gums, or tongue, apply pressure to the area to stop the bleeding. Rinse it with warm water and apply ice to the wound until you arrive at Nuve Dental.
While you can’t always prevent a dental emergency, you can reduce your risk of experiencing one. When playing sports, wear a mouthguard, don’t use your teeth to open packages, and avoid chewing on popcorn kernels, ice, and hard candy.
The next time you experience a dental emergency, trust the team at Nuve Dental with your care. Schedule a same-day appointment by phone, book online, or simply walk-in today.