What is a dental emergency?
A dental emergency is defined as the sudden and unexpected onset of a pathological condition that causes a spontaneous demand for care, the treatment must be immediate and urgent.
We shall take effective measures to solve your dental problem.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Pain to the tooth when in contact with heat
This is usually associated with the tooth´s nerve. If there is pain, even after taking painkillers contact us and ask for an emergency appointment.
Abscess or inflammation
Usually associated with an infection of dental origin.
If you experience pain, even after taking pain relief contact us and ask for an emergency appointment.
If the pain subsides after taking pain relief, contact us and schedule a regular appointment.
Pain to the tooth when in contact with cold
This is regularly associated with tooth decay (caries). Avoid stimulating the pain, and contact us and schedule a regular appointment.
Knocked out tooth
- Gently wipe any dirt or food debris from the injured area with warm water and put a cold compress on the affected area of the face to reduce swelling
- Save any fragment(s) in a clean container with milk, slightly cool water, saliva or a saline solution. Avoid touching the roots. Take a painkiller and contact us
- Don´t forget to bring the tooth, or tooth fragments, if any.
Bleeding tongue or bitten lip
- Apply direct pressure to the bleeding area with a clean gauze.
- If swelling is present, place a cold compress to the outside of the cheek,
- If the bleeding doesn´t stop, go to the emergency room of a hospital.
Objects lodged between the teeth
Try to remove the object with dental floss. Guide the floss gently to avoid cutting the gums. If you cannot remove the object, please contact us . Do not attempt to remove the object with sharp or pointed instruments.
Possibility of a broken jawbone
Immobilize the jaw by any means (handkerchief, tie, towel, etc.), if swelling is present, place a cold compress to the outside of the cheek, and immediately go to the emergency room of a hospital.