Don’t hesitate to call our office at (615) 383-3690 for any reason on any given day. If you’re in pain, we’ll see you that day. We’ll try to accommodate any perceived emergency.
2125 Blakemore Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212
Emergencies can happen, and it’s important to know what to do in these situations in order to minimize the consequences. Learn more about common dental emergencies and the best ways to handle them.
What to Do If You Lose a Tooth
Losing a tooth is probably the most common dental emergency and it’s important to act fast when it occurs. Otherwise, your tooth socket can close or become infected, which will only lead to even worse consequences in the future.
Here are some good tips to keep in mind if you lose your tooth in an accident:
- Try to find your tooth – we may be able to reattach it.
- If your tooth is dirty, rinse it with a sterile solution.
- Hold your tooth by the crown to protect it.
- If possible, put your tooth back in its socket and hold it there with gauze
- You can also store your tooth in milk or saline solution, or between your cheek and gums.
- If your dentist isn’t available, visit the emergency room.
Other Dental Emergencies
While losing a tooth is probably the most common dental emergency, it’s important to be aware of other potential emergencies as well, such as the following:
Broken or Chipped Tooth
Any type of trauma to your face can result in damage to your tooth. In some cases, your tooth can become chipped or cracked without falling out of your mouth. This can lead to extreme pain and other health complications. We recommend rinsing your mouth out with warm water and seeking immediate treatment.
Minor toothaches generally aren’t a serious issue, but severe ones can qualify as a dental emergency. Give us a call if you feel debilitating pain in your teeth.
Missing Cap or Dental Crown
A hard blow to your dental crown can cause it to fall out in some cases. You may or may not experience pain when you lose a crown, but it’s important to seek dental care either way.
If you knock out a dental filling, make sure to rinse out your oral cavity with warm water and plug the socket with a cotton ball. Once you’ve done this, visit our office as soon as possible.
Visit Dentistry of Nashville for Emergency Care
If you’re experiencing any type of dental emergency, even one that’s not immediately threatening to your health, we understand that you need treatment right away. If you’re in this situation, contact our practice and we’ll prioritize your treatment above our general appointments. No matter how busy we are, we’ll find a way to accommodate your needs.