Need a dentist…like NOW!?
If you or someone you know experience a dental emergency, don’t panic. The best thing you can do is to remain calm and contact Dupont Family Dentistry. We are prepared to handle emergency appointments, and we will do our best to get you in as soon as possible. Dr. Diehl and Dr. Hemphill also have some availability after hours—just get in touch and let us know how we can help.
Broken or Lost Tooth
Accidents happen. Maybe a friendly game of touch football got a little out of hand. Maybe you lost a bet with your friends – jawbreakers have that name for a reason. Whatever the circumstance, if you have broken or lost a tooth, don’t worry, we can help. We have emergency appointments available, and many options for restoring and replacing teeth. If you have a tooth knocked out, it can be saved if you follow the proper steps:
- Pick up the tooth by the crown, not the root.
- Rinse with water (do not use soap, scrub, or wrap in towel).
- Reposition the tooth in the socket if possible.
- Keep the tooth moist at all times (soak in milk, or keep in your mouth).
- Call Dupont Family Dentistry, we’ll take care of the rest.
If you suspect you have an infection of the teeth or gums, it is imperative that you get in touch with us as soon as you can. A dental infection will not clear on its own, and the longer you postpone contact, the more difficult and expensive it will be to treat—and the more likely the possibility that infection could spread to other parts of your mouth or even the rest of your body.
Some signs and symptoms of dental infection are:
- Pain and sensitivity
- Bleeding gums
- Pus coming from the gums
- Bad breath or taste in the mouth
If you are experiencing any of the signs of an oral infection, or are experiencing a dental emergency, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Dupont Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Diehl and Dr. Hemphill. We’ll do everything we can to get you in as soon as possible.