How to Prepare for Emergency Dentistry

firstaidteethWhen you require immediate dental care, you can rest easy with the knowledge that we offer emergency dentistry care to address your smile needs. While the security of visiting a practice with emergency care is nice, you will need a few more details regarding how to access this care and how you can best prepare for your visit. With just a little bit of knowledge, you can avoid feeling panicked if an accident occurs and, instead, feel completely ready to act and to save your smile. Ready to learn more about prepping for an emergency dental visit? Look over the following to make the best of it:

Contact Us!

The first thing you need to do is contact us. The sooner you speak with us, the faster we can begin scheduling your emergency dentistry appointment. We will do our best to accommodate you, so you can show up and receive the treatment you need when you require immediate care.

Take Some Important Steps

If you’re suffering from serious discomfort, you may lessen your pain before your visit by taking an over-the-counter analgesic. Broken tooth? Gather up the pieces and place them in a sealed container, such as an airtight plastic container or plastic bag. Dislodged tooth? This one’s important: Hold your tooth gently by the crown under a gentle stream of lukewarm water. Don’t remove attached gum tissue. You may then carefully see if you can place the tooth back in its socket without pressing at all. If not, place the tooth in a sealed container. You will need to fill the container with milk or salt water to preserve the tooth, which you will then bring with you to your emergency dentistry appointment.

ABOUT YOUR SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, CA DENTIST:

At A Briter Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to the latest in modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation call our San Fernando Valley, CA office today at (818) 897-5771. We proudly serve residents of Pacoima as well as San Fernando, Granada Hills, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, and surrounding communities.