It can be difficult to know what to do in the face of a dental emergency, but it’s easier when you know you can call your emergency dentist in Naples. Dr. Gery Benza, Dr. Anthony Benza, and Dr. Chelsea Benza are here for you when you need us most!
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office the next time you are dealing with an urgent dental situation. When you call us, our experienced staff will provide advice over the phone and work to get you in to see a doctor as soon as necessary.
Below, we have listed some of the most common dental emergencies we treat at Galleria Dentistry with what to do after each.
Is it possible to work the tooth back into its socket? If so, gently put the tooth back into its proper place. If the tooth is completely out of the gumline, rinse away any debris, being careful not to touch the root. Store the tooth in its socket, in the cheek, or in a cup of milk until you can reach our office, where your doctor will determine whether or not reattachment is possible. Teeth that have remained out of the gums for longer than two hours are usually impossible to reattach, so act quickly for the best results.
A common sports injury is a broken tooth, but a fracture or break can happen for any number of reasons. Rinse the mouth with warm water to soothe the tooth and remove any small, loose shards. To reduce swelling, apply an ice pack to the affected cheek until you can reach the dentist’s office.
Do not ignore a toothache! By the time you feel discomfort in a tooth, the decay may have already reached the inner tooth, or the pulp. Emergency root canal therapy may be the only method for saving a severely infected tooth from extraction. Your dentist will evaluate the situation and act quickly to get you out of pain. Take an over-the-counter pain medication to alleviate discomfort until you can reach your dentist’s office. Do not place medication directly on the gums, as this can cause burns.
Have you lost a crown? Find the missing crown and contact our office immediately. Sometimes, toothpaste or a dental adhesive can hold the crown together until you can reach our office. Be careful eating and speaking with a crown that is not permanently cemented, as there might be the possibility of swallowing it.
The two most important things to remember in any dental emergency are to remain calm and contact your dentist immediately. At Galleria Dentistry, we are prepared to get you out of pain and back on with your life! Don’t panic when you’ve got a dental emergency in the 34109 area. Call us instead!