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What To Do If You Have A Dental Emergency?

Gordon Family Dental is here for you when you're having a dental emergency. Even when you take great care of your teeth, you could occasionally experience a dental emergency due to trauma or decay. If you're having tooth pain or have physical damage to a tooth, your emergency dentists in Lehi, UT, Dr. David Gordon and Dr. Nate Criddle, are here to help.

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is always alarming but the best thing you can do is remain calm and contact your dentist for advice. If you are experiencing a severe toothache, a dental injury like a knocked-out tooth or cracked tooth, or any soft tissue injuries, like to the gums, tongue, or the inside of the mouth, you need an emergency dental appointment

If you are having a dental emergency, you want to get treatment as soon as possible. Delaying treatment for any dental pain is dangerous because it will only mean more involved and more expensive dental work when you do make an appointment, so never hesitate to contact your emergency dentist in Lehi, UT.

What can you do?

You should always call your dentist as soon as possible for an appointment, but there may be something you can do immediately to help yourself and save your tooth!

For a knocked-out tooth:

  • Locate the tooth and grab it by the crown, never the root area
  • Rinse the tooth
  • Tuck the tooth in your cheek or store it in a small container of milk
  • Use gauze to control any bleeding from the socket by applying gentle pressure

For a cracked tooth or chipped tooth:

  • Locate any pieces of tooth you can
  • Rinse out your mouth
  • Apply pressure to the area if there is any bleeding

These things can help save your tooth, but you should still call your emergency dentist in Lehi, UT. Dr. Gordon and Dr. Criddle of Gordon Family Dental are your emergency dentists. Contact us for an appointment at (801) 766-6344.

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