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What To Do When A Dental Emergency Occurs – Our Tips

Dental emergencies are sometimes unavoidable. So follow these tips from Mountain View
Family Dental to make sure you get the help you need if you experience a knocked-out tooth,
cracked tooth, serious toothache, or any other dental emergency.

1. Call Your Dentist Right Away For Emergency Care

First and foremost, call Mountain View Family Dental for an emergency appointment. You can’t
treat your emergency on your own, so you need experienced treatment from an expert
emergency dentist at our office.

2. Recover Your Tooth Or Dental Work (If Applicable)

If your tooth is knocked out, recover it and rinse it, then put it in a container of cold milk or put it
back into the socket to keep it moist. Lost or knocked-out dental work can be put in a small
plastic baggie.

3. Treat Pain, Bleeding & Discomfort

You can treat bleeding with clean gauze or paper towels. Applying ice to the outside of the
mouth can help with pain, and taking over-the-counter pain medicine like ibuprofen or
acetaminophen can also help with inflammation and discomfort.

4. See Your Dentist For A Treatment ASAP

Above all else, make sure you come to our office as soon as you can. Some issues, like a
knocked-out (avulsed) tooth, require treatment within 1 hour to save the tooth, and treating any
other dental emergency as soon as possible will also help you avoid further pain, discomfort,
and complications.

Contact Mountain View Family Dental For Emergency Dental Care In Brighton, CO

If you have a dental emergency in Brighton, don’t wait. Get the help you need from our team
right away. Contact us online or give us a call at (303) 659-5185 to schedule a same-day
emergency consultation with one of our dentists right away.