Toothaches and Dental Emergencies

Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth.

Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue.

Broken, Fractured, or Displaced Tooth

A broken, fractured or displaced tooth is usually not a cause for alarm, as long as decisive, quick action is taken.

If the tooth has been knocked out, try to place the tooth back in its socket while waiting to see your dentist.

First, rinse the mouth of any blood or other debris and place a cold cloth or compress on the cheek near the injury. This will keep down swelling.

If you cannot locate the tooth back in its socket, hold the dislocated tooth by the crown – not the root. Next, place it in a container of warm milk, saline or the victim’s own saliva and keep it in the solution until you arrive at the emergency room or dentist’s office.

For a fractured tooth, it is best to rinse with warm water and again, apply a cold pack or compress. Ibuprofen may be used to help keep down swelling.

If the tooth fracture is minor, the tooth can be sanded or if necessary, restored by the dentist if the pulp is not severely damaged.

If a child’s primary tooth has been loosened by an injury or an emerging permanent tooth, try getting the child to gently bite down on an apple or piece of caramel; in some cases, the tooth will easily separate from the gum.

Testimonials

Helpful and professional

The office staff is very helpful and professional. Dr Listopad makes you feel at ease and takes his time with our family. He answers all of our questions and concerns. He is very friendly too, he always asks how we are doing before the examination. We have been coming for many years and looking forward to coming many more.

Liz K.
January 25, 2020

Recommend to everyone

Dr. Listopad is a great dentist, nice, friendly and helpful people working there. When you need an emergency, they are taking you right away! Using this dental office for many years now, and recommend to everyone who is looking for a great place!

Anna S.
August 13, 2019

Always professional

Only place I will go for my dental work. I had a cleaning today and they are so great.

Kerry B.
March 07, 2017

Professional and pleasant

Thorough, competent, professional and pleasant —those are the reasons Dr. LISTOPAD is my family’s dentist. Not once over the years has he recommended work that was not absolutely necessary. His goal has been to preserve and maintain what nature put there,—my top priority in a dental professional.

Hawkins R.
July 22, 2019

1st visit

Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I felt comfortable and confidant that I was receiving good care and good advice on taking care of my teeth.

Anonymous
May 10, 2017

 

Toothache issues

Services were excellent. Quick, all the staff was very pleasant, not to mention Dr. Tammy. Very professional and prompt. I would highly recommend this dentist.

Delroy R.
April 19, 2017

Painless and quick

Very professional competent and gentle. The procedure was painless and very quick. Dr. Listopad is the kind of dentist that you want. He explained everything as he worked on my mouth. The price was very fair and if you need an Excellent Dental Office this is the place.

Michael C.
February 4, 2020