Dental emergencies can, unfortunately, occur at any given time. If you are having a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately or go to a hospital emergency room as soon as you can. Avoid taking aspirin or ibuprofen as these can exacerbate bleeding. Our emergency dental team at the dental office of John S. Ledakis, DDS, PA, is at the ready to help relieve your pain and get your teeth back into their best shape and health.
One of the most common causes of pain is having food or other particles lodged between teeth or under the gums. Our recommendation for a toothache is to rinse your mouth and floss to ensure that there is no food stuck. Please avoid using sharp objects or objects not intended for dental use as this could increase pain and worsen the problem.
To ensure that it is just debris and not a more serious problem, it is important to be examined by Dr. John S. Ledakis and his dental team. To help relieve pain, ice the area on-and-off every ten minutes and take acetaminophen as directed on the label if safe for you.
If a tooth has fallen out of place, but you still have it, you have around a two-hour window where our dental team can place the tooth back in its spot. If you are within the window of time where your tooth can be replaced, make sure to hold the tooth by the crown and keep it moist either in your mouth or in a glass of milk and call our West Palm Beach office for an emergency dental visit immediately. Take the same steps for a chipped tooth.
If you find the crown or filling, keep it safe and take it with you to our dental office. Do not use household products as adhesives. There are dental waxes and denture adhesives available to fill holes or re-apply crowns temporarily for comfort purposes. Call your emergency dentist immediately.
If you suffer from any of the aforementioned issues, have excess bleeding, or pain, call our office immediately to see John S. Ledakis, DDS, PA to relieve your symptoms and find a solution to your dental problem.