Emergency Dentistry – Hillsboro, OR
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Dental emergencies always happen at the most unexpected moments, which is why people become so easily panicked and aren’t able to think clearly to make the best decisions for their oral health. That’s why we suggest that our patients have our number and address pre-programmed in their phone, just in case. Our team will provide you with a same-day appointment and over-the-phone first-aid guidance to make sure that no additional harm comes to your smile.
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How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
If you experience dental trauma or any out-of-the-ordinary symptoms, always contact our office first so we can schedule an emergency appointment for you. As you’re making your way to our practice, you can follow some of the tips and advice that we’ve provided below on how to handle the most common emergency situations.
Gently rinse your mouth with a warm salt water solution to help dislodge any debris and clean the area. Typically, persistent and severe toothaches are a sign of infections hidden deep below the enamel. To help with the pain, you can take an over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen and place a cold compress on the outside of your mouth.
Try to retrieve any broken-off pieces of your tooth and rinse them off. Bring them to your appointment in case we can successfully adhere them back on your tooth. If the broken tooth is jagged, you can place a piece of orthodontic wax over the area to keep it from irritating or scraping the inside of your mouth.
Time is of the essence, so be sure to quickly retrieve your tooth, being sure to only handle it by the biting surface and rinse it under a cool stream of water. Store it in a sealable container of milk or salt water to keep the tooth viable and bring it to your appointment.
If you’re able to locate your restoration, pick it up, rinse it off, and temporarily place it back on your damaged tooth using a dab of denture adhesive or toothpaste. It’s important to remember that this isn’t a permanent solution, and your tooth is at risk of developing an infection until the restoration is repaired or replaced by a professional.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Although it’s impossible to completely prevent dental emergencies, there are some preventive measures you can take to reduce your risk of experiencing one, including:
- Maintain a nutritious diet
- Stay hydrated with water
- Avoid chewing on sticky and hard items
- Break bad oral habits like nail-biting and smoking
- Visit us every six months for checkups and cleanings
- Keep up with your at-home oral hygiene routine
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
Once we’ve had an opportunity to examine your mouth and diagnose any underlying problems that may be causing your pain, we’ll be able to develop a treatment plan and determine the cost of fixing the issue. We make sure that we’re always transparent with our patients, so we will walk you through all of the details before completing any work. If you have questions about dental insurance coverage or financing, our team will be happy to answer them.
Do you experience pain and tenderness in your jaw joints or grind and clench your teeth at night? These are signs of a common condition known as TMJ dysfunction. To help ease your pain, we offer several different customized therapies, including BOTOX injections to help overworked joints relax, occlusal adjustments, and occlusal splints. To learn more about why you’re experiencing jaw discomfort, lockjaw, or facial tension, and how we can help relieve it, contact our office today.