You never know when you might have a dental emergency, so it’s a good idea to have a plan of action. That means knowing who to call and where to go when you need help to save a tooth. Dr. Samuel Kim is a dentist at Apple Valley Dental in California’s Apple Valley. He offers emergency dental treatment.
What Are Dental Emergencies?
Types of dental emergencies include:
- A broken tooth: If you can find the fragment that has broken off, bring it to the dentists as this can help with the repair. Clean the injured tooth with a tepid saline solution and make an emergency appointment with your dentist.
- Tooth pain: Rinse your mouth with a warm saline solution. If your face is swollen, place a cold compress against your cheek. Get a dental appointment as soon as you can.
- Loss of a permanent tooth: If you have lost a tooth you should try to find it as quickly as possible. Do not touch the root of the tooth. Pick it up by the crown and if you can, put it back into the socket it fell from. If this is not possible, preserve it in a glass of fresh milk until you get to the dentist.
Dental offices have regular office hours in which they can treat an emergency, but if your dental emergency happens outside of office hours, patients can get help by calling the dentist’s emergency number or go to the emergency room.
If you are looking for a dentist in Apple Valley, CA dentist call Dr. Kim on (760) 247-6007 to schedule an appointment.