Need a dentist…like NOW!?
If you or someone you know are experiencing a dental emergency, don’t panic. The best thing you can do is to remain calm, and contact us at Dupont Family Dentistry. We are prepared to handle emergency appointments, and we will do our best to get you in as soon as possible.
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 are suffering from an infection of a tooth or gums, it is important that you contact us right away. The infection will not go away on its own, and the longer you wait, the more difficult and more expensive it will be to treat, and it may spread to other parts of your mouth, or the rest of the body. Some of the signs and symptoms of an infection are:
- Pain and sensitivity
- Bleeding gums
- Pus coming from the gums
- Bad breath or taste in 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 we will do our best to get you in as soon as possible.