Dental trauma should be treated as a serious and urgent matter. Here at Randolph Family Dental, our priority is to keep your teeth healthy, and to do that they need to be attached by their root to the rest of your mouth. A tooth that is dislodged or avulsed, knocked completely from its socket, has a ticking clock. You need to take the appropriate steps and get in to see our emergency dentist in Garden Ridge promptly.
A tooth becomes avulsed or dislodged as the result of an injury or accident. If your tooth is the only injury you sustain, you should avoid the ER of a hospital. They are not well equipped to handle dental matters and most do not have a dentist on staff. Of course, if other parts of your body have been affected and you need immediate care, do not hesitate to go to the ER or call 911. For tooth problems only, our emergency dentist in Garden Ridge should be your first call. Keep our number programmed in your phone. We will give you essential guidance about what to do before you arrive. Try to gently place a dislodged tooth back into its normal position if you can. Do not force it, though. A tooth that has no longer attached, however, should be placed in a container of warm water with a pinch of salt, or in a glass of milk. That will keep it properly moist. When you get here to see our emergency dentist in Garden Ridge, the most appropriate action will be taken based on a quick examination and possibly x-rays. Depending on the situation, the tooth might be able to be reattached, and held in with a splint or orthodontic wire during the healing process. In other cases, you will need root canal therapy when the tooth is ready for it.
We’re here when you have dental trauma. Contact us immediately for emergency care.