When accidents happen or a dental emergency occurs, it is important to have it treated as soon as possible. If ignored, dental emergencies can result in permanent damage and expensive treatment. Dr. Joseph C. Styger will provide service as soon as possible if you experience a dental emergency in San Francisco, California. The following symptoms are reason to schedule emergency treatment with our dentist:
- A severe, lasting toothache
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- A lost permanent tooth
- A lost filling
- A lost crown
- Objects caught between the teeth
- A partially knocked-out (extruded) tooth
- Injury to the gums, cheeks, lips, or tongue
It is important to know what to do from the time an emergency occurs until the time that you see our dentist. If you have a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water and floss to remove any food. Use a cold compress to reduce swelling. Save any pieces of a chipped or broken tooth and rinse your mouth with warm water. If you are bleeding, apply gauze. If a tooth is lost, rinse it and put it back in place if possible. Otherwise, keep it moist in milk. If there is an object caught in your teeth, use floss to gently try to remove it. When there is a lost filling, place a piece of sugarless gum into the tooth until you can see our dentist. Bring a lost crown with you when you see our dentist, and place it back over the tooth if possible.
Contact our office today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.