What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is often an injury to the teeth or the gums and should never be ignored. If a dental emergency is not treated by our dentist quickly, permanent damage may occur and more expensive and invasive treatment will be needed later. Dr. Charles Anonye is available 24/7 to treat a dental emergency in York, Pennsylvania.

What should I do in the case of a dental emergency?

In all dental emergency cases, it is important to see our dentist as soon as possible. If you have a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water and use a cold compress to control any swelling. If a tooth becomes chipped or broken, save the pieces. Rinse your mouth and the tooth pieces with warm water. Use gauze to control any bleeding and a cold compress to reduce swelling. In the case of a knocked out tooth, rinse the tooth and try to reinsert it. Make sure the tooth is facing the right way and never try to force it back into the socket. If the tooth will not reinsert, put it in a container of milk and bring it to our dentist.

Feel free to contact Heritage Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.