Dental trauma can occur regardless of how well you maintain your teeth and how much effort you put in to your oral hygiene regiment. That’s because no one can predict or even avoid certain accidents or injuries. When one or more teeth become separated from their sockets, either partially (dislodged) or completely (avulsed), that’s when you need us emergency dentist in Watertown WI at Johnson Creek Dental Group the most. And we take that seriously. We’ll have you seen right away when you have urgent need.
What you do immediately after suffering from dental trauma will go a long way toward determining if you are able to keep the tooth or not. There are no guarantees, of course, but you can put the odds distinctly in your favor. For a dislodged tooth, one that is still attached, see if you can gently push it back into its position. If not, do not force it. When the tooth is avulsed, you’ll need to place it in milk, or warm water with a pinch of salt. Maintaining moistness will preserve the tooth until you can reach our emergency dentist in Watertown WI. Hold an ice pack on the effected area, and use pain relief medication as necessary. If you can, call us to let us know you’re on your way. Assuming no damage to the pulp, a dislodged tooth can often be put back and held in with the assistance of a splint or some orthodontic wire as it heals. If there is pulp damage, or if the tooth was avulsed, root canal will be needed to repair it. Our emergency dentist in Watertown WI wants you to be able to keep the tooth unless that is simply not possible due to the extent of damage.
Keep our number programmed in your phone. Turn to our emergency dentist in Watertown WI when you have dental trauma.