For all dental emergencies in Santa Ross, please contact Dr. Harry Albers’ office on (707) 575-1190 immediately. Dr. Albers and his highly qualified team are well equipped to deal with all manner of dental emergencies.
There are also some simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to your teeth, lips, cheek and tongue. These include wearing a mouth guard when participating in rough, high-contact sports or recreational activities. You should also avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels and hard candy, which can all crack teeth. Whenever cutting tape, use scissors rather than your teeth.
Of course, dental emergencies in Santa Rosa still happen, and knowing how to deal with them can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Following are some common dental emergencies, and instructions on how to respond to them.
Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse off the root of the tooth in water if it’s dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket. If that isn’t possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk and get to the dentist as quickly as possible. No milk nearby? You can also just keep the tooth in your mouth, between your check and gum, being careful not to swallow it until you get to the dentist. Remember to take the tooth with you!
A broken or cracked tooth is one of the most common dental emergencies we see in Santa Rosa, and usually requires immediate dental attention if it is associated with pain. Bring any pieces with you when you go to the dentist. If you have any swelling apply cold compresses on the area to reduce any swelling for the first day. Contact Dr. Albers’ office to make an appointment straight away.
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss or an interdental cleaner to ensure that there is no food or other debris caught between the teeth that is causing the toothache. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue. If pain to sweeties, hot or cold persists, contact Dr. Albers, who is experienced in dealing with these types of dental emergencies in Santa Rosa.
Try to gently remove the object with dental floss, and avoid cutting the gums. Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth. Contact Dr. Albers if you can’t dislodge the object using dental floss.
Clean the area gently with a cloth and apply cold compresses with pressure to reduce any swelling for the first day. If the bleeding doesn't stop by holding pressure against the cut for 10 minutes, go to a hospital emergency room immediately.
Remember that the faster you respond to a dental emergency, the better the outcome. To treat dental emergencies in Santa Rosa, please call Dr. Albers, DDS, on (707) 575-1190 immediately.