Tips For Keeping An Injured Tooth Safe Before Treatment

If you injure your tooth, it can be hard not to feel some urgency when it comes to seeing your dentist. Fortunately, you can schedule emergency dental treatment to take on issues related to dental damage, pain, or even tooth loss! Our Riverside, CA dentist’s office can bring you in to evaluate the matter, provide the appropriate restorative dental work, and make sure that your tooth stays safe. Because we can provide lifelike restorations, we can do this while also protecting your smile! While you have access to care on short notice, you may be unsure of what to do to protect your tooth until you arrive. With proper precautions, you can minimize discomfort and also avoid damaging a tooth further.

Don’t Delay Treatment If Your Tooth Is Injured!

Simply put, if you think your injury calls for urgent treatment, make sure you see your dentist as soon as possible. By delaying treatment, even for a short time, you raise your risk for further hurting your tooth. Your injury can also make biting and chewing difficult until you have the appropriate work done to keep the tooth safe.

Avoid Putting Pressure On A Chipped, Cracked, Or Aching Tooth

You should go out of your way to avoid putting pressure on a tooth that is chipped, cracked, or in pain. That pressure can lead to further damage, or it can increase your pain. With that said, light pressure from an ice pack or cold compress to the area around your tooth can be beneficial for soothing pain. You can also take care to stop any bleeding that might be happening by gently applying cloth or gauze to the injury.

You Can Count On Lasting Protection From Your Dental Restoration

With the appropriate dental restoration, you can regain your ability to bite, chew, and speak without difficulties. At your appointment, we can evaluate the state of the tooth to see if a root canal procedure is necessary to stop pain, then we can secure it with a custom dental crown. If necessary, we can restore your smile and bite by performing prosthetic dental work. This is only done if there is no way to save a tooth.

Your Riverside, CA Dentist’s Office Can Restore Your Injured Tooth

At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, our patients can make plans to see us if they experience a problem that requires urgent dental care. To find out more about the services we can provide on short notice, or to discuss treatment at one of our other locations closer to you, we can be reached at the following:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.