Are you in a dental emergency? We are here for you!
Whether a dental accident, infection or pain has struck you, even if late or in a weekend, we stay alert and ready to remedy.
Please contact us by phone and email: (781) 599-4505 and manager (at) redrockdental (dot) org.
DIY until we respond
It is better to help yourself than to do nothing, until the dentist becomes available:
- Toothaches - Rinse your mouth with warm water, and floss away any food. Use a cold compress, if there is swelling. Visit the dentist right away.
- Chipped or broken tooth - Save and rinse any pieces. Rinse your mouth with warm water. In case of bleeding, some gauze for 10 minutes should stop it. Use a cold compress just around the injury. Visit the dentist right away.
- Knocked-out tooth - Hold it by the crown (the external portion) and rinse it. Avoid scrubbing or smoothing it. Try to place the tooth back, gently; otherwise, store it in a container with milk (or salted water, if you must). Visit the dentist right away, preferably within the hour.
- Lost filling - Fill the cavity with sugarless gum or over-the-counter dental cement. See your dentist right away.
- Fallen crown. - If the dentists is beyond immediate reach, then place the crown back, after coating it with over-the-counter dental cement.
- Broken braces and wires - Try to push it back in place with the eraser end of a pencil. Then cover the end with a ball of cotton or gauze, but never cut it! Seek your orthodontist.
- Abcess - Abscesses are infections that can damage tissue and teeth, before spreading. See the dentist right away. To relieve pain, rinse your mouth with salted water every few hours.
- Objects between teeth - Floss gently. If unsuccessful, see the dentist. Do not use a pin instead of floss.
- Dry mouth - Chew sugar-free gum, drink water more often, run a humidifier. Keep oral hygiene with extra care.
- Canker sore - Rinse with half salted water, half hydrogen peroxide, to soothe and disinfect the sore. For relief, you could also apply Milk of Magnesia or a bag of black tea. Brush and floss as usual. There is no known cure but time.
- Injury to soft tissue - If your injured tongue, cheek, gum, or lip is bleeding, then (1) rinse with salted water; (2) arrest the bleeding by pressing with gauze or tea bag for some 15 minutes; (3) if in pain, apply an external cold compress; (4) if the bleeding continues, go to the dentist or hospital right away, keeping the gauze or tea bag
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