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Dental Emergency Precautions

No one ever wants to experience toothaches or broken teeth, however, knowing what to do in any dental emergency situation can decrease your risk of further complications. The best action you can take is to contact a dentist right away. At Prescott Dental Arts, we are here to assist you in all your dental emergency needs. You will need to set up an emergency dental appointment as soon as possible. It’s crucial that you schedule an appointment right away.

Here are some tips for relieving your suffering until you can reach the right professional help.

Tooth Emergencies

If you have a toothache, try to first rinse your mouth with warm saltwater. Avoid any vigorous swishing, this might produce more pain. Lightly floss around the aching tooth to remove any possible food substances that could be causing the infection and/or swelling. If your tooth is chipped or broken, try to save any pieces if able; Dr. Herbert may want to examine these.

Gum Emergencies

If your gums are tender, try to carefully floss and remove any food. If you notice a white spot (pimple appearance) on your gums, you could potentially have a more serious condition. Rinse softly with warm salt water and make sure to get professional help as soon as possible. Avoid putting any painkiller or alcohol based solutions directly on your infected gums, this could cause more damage by chemically burning them.

Braces Emergencies

Broken wires and brackets can result in gum or soft tissue damage if it is not immediately dealt with. Use a soft object (like an eraser) to push the wire into a spot where it cannot cut the mouth. You can then try putting a small piece of orthodontic wax on it. Once you have positioned the broken wire or bracket safely, visit a dentist for a more permanent solution.

It is imperative that you make an appointment for a dentist to examine your case. Emergency dental issues left untreated by a professional often lead to more pain and more expensive treatment later on. For a great emergency dentist near the Prescott AZ area, contact Prescott Dental Arts at (928) 445-8980. We are available for all dental emergencies whether you are a long time patient or visiting Prescott.

Call us at (928) 445-8980

Prescott Dental Arts
1787 Willow Creek Rd.
Prescott, AZ 86301

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