You have kids, so you know that injuries can happen unexpectedly at any time. This includes dental injuries. So, would you know what to do in the event of a dental emergency?
Whether you need a refresher or a few tips, here are some suggestions from our Hawthorne, CA dental professionals.
Address the Immediate Problem
Whether you have a toothache or your child has a broken tooth, do what you can to deal with the immediate situation:
Rinse out someone’s mouth if it is bleeding
Use gauze, if needed, until the bleeding stops
Place a tooth that has been knocked out in a container of milk to bring with you
Call Our Team
As soon as possible, make a call to our office at 310-982-4895. We want to end the pain as quickly as possible.
Take Pain-Relieving Steps
This may mean taking an over-the-counter pain reliever or applying ice or a cold pack to reduce swelling.
Complete Follow-Up Care
After your initial visit, you need to come back to get restorative treatment to protect your oral health going forward.