By Sood Family Dental
March 28, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental emergency  

How your dentist in Shelby Township, MI, can help with your dental emergency

Dental emergencies can happen quickly from a sudden accident, sports injury, or neglected tooth decay. Although these situations can be dental emergencyscary, they are less scary if you are prepared for the situation and know what to do. Read on to learn more about how to react during a dental emergency, and contact Dr. Sood at Sood Family Dental in Shelby Township, MI, if you need treatment.

 

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To prepare for a dental emergency, it’s helpful to complete a few simple tasks. You should make sure that you have the full contact information for Dr. Sood on your cell phone and posted in your home. Contact information should include the office phone number and after-hours and weekend contact information.

It’s also helpful to have a dental first aid kit in your home. The kit should contain over-the-counter pain medication like Tylenol, sterile saline solution to rinse the injured area, a small container with a lid, and gauze squares to apply pressure/stop bleeding.

Common dental injuries include cuts to your gums, cheeks, or lips, and cracked or broken teeth. If you or someone you know suffers a dental emergency of this type, you can try:

  • Gently removing any debris from the area
  • Applying gauze and pressing gently to stop bleeding
  • Gently rinsing your mouth with saline solution
  • Applying an ice pack to the area for 15 minutes to reduce swelling
  • Calling the office of Dr. Sood for additional steps to take

Occasionally, teeth get knocked completely out or loose during a dental emergency. It’s important not to touch the roots of the tooth, because this can contaminate the tooth, making it more difficult to treat. Try to gently place the tooth back in the proper position, making sure to keep the tooth moist. You can also place the tooth between the gums and cheek to provide moisture. Visit Dr. Sood as soon as possible to treat this type of injury.

 

Concerned? Give Us a Call!

When you or someone you know suffers a dental emergency, it’s important to partner with your dentist for the best outcome. To find out more about dental emergency treatment, call Dr. Sood at Sood Family Dental in Shelby Township, MI, (586) 207-1471 today!

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Dentist in Shelby Township, MI
Sood Family Dental
56732 Van Dyke Avenue
Shelby Township, MI 48316

(586) 207-1471
[email protected]

OFFICE HOURS
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: By appointment
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: By appointment
Saturday: 8:30am - 1:30pm
Sunday: Closed

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