Dr. Takigawa is available when you have a dental emergency. Dental emergencies can happen at the most inconvenient time, which is why Dr. Takigawa does his best to help you when you are in pain. Some dental emergencies can be very serious, it is important to see a dentist right away.
Toothache symptoms can be a sharp or dull pain in or around a tooth. The most common cause of a toothache is the tooth decay. You might noticed the first sign of tooth decay when you eat something sweet, very cold or very hot. If you are experiencing tooth pain contact us today!
Knocked Out Tooth
If you have a knocked out tooth it is important to see your dentist as soon as possible. Lost teeth have the highest chance of being saved when seen by the dentist and returned to their socket within one hour of the accident.
What do you do when you have a knocked out tooth?
Retrieve the tooth, hold it by the crown (the part that is normally exposed in the mouth), and rinse (not scrub) any dirt off of the root portion. If possible, try to place the tooth back into its socket without forcing it. If it does not slide in passively, put the tooth in a small container of milk or a product containing cell growth medium.
One of the most common causes of tooth breakage is decay. When teeth become decayed and decay is not properly treated, the structure of the tooth weakens, making breakage much more likely. Other causes are trauma such as a sports injury, a fall or a car accident, biting down on hard foods or objects, or using teeth as prying tools. Teeth that have large fillings are also more likely to break, especially if the fillings are very old or decay has formed under them.
Breaking a tooth constitutes a dental emergency, and you should call the office immediately to schedule an appointment to have it taken care of. Until your appointment, cover the rough or sharp edges of the tooth with sugar-free gum or dental wax and avoid chewing on that side of your mouth. You can also take over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce discomfort.