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PORTLAND EMERGENCY DENTIST

Portland Emergency Dentist

If you or your child faces a dental emergency, give us a call immediately. We’re proud to be your Portland Emergency Dentist. We are always here to assist you with your dental health. Contact our office at 503.243.6111.

Below are a few tips on dealing with urgent dental situations.

Object Caught in Teeth

If you have something caught between your teeth, use dental floss to remove it gently. However, never use a metal, plastic, or sharp tool to remove a stuck object. If you are unable to remove the item with dental floss, then give us a call.

Broken, Chipped, or Fractured Tooth

If your tooth chips or breaks, it’s important to call our office right away. In many cases, one of our experienced dentists can have the problem repaired on the same day. However, it’s crucial to seek professional dental care as soon as possible to prevent further damage or complications. Fortunately, our office is equipped to handle a wide range of dental emergencies, from minor chips to more serious breaks.

Knocked-Out Tooth

If your tooth has been knocked out, first find the tooth, taking care to only touch the crown of the tooth (the chewing portion of the tooth). Next, place the tooth in a clean container with milk. Then, call our office to schedule an appointment. If you act quickly, it’s possible to save the tooth.

*This only applies to permanent teeth, baby teeth can not be re-implanted.

Toothache

Oftentimes, toothaches present as a sharp, persistent pain that only responds minimally to pain relievers. However, it is important to note that you should not apply any kind of aspirin or topical pain reliever directly to the affected area, as this can cause damage to the surrounding tissue. Instead, the best course of action is to call our office to schedule an evaluation. This will allow our dental professionals to properly diagnose the issue and provide the appropriate treatment.

Avoiding Injury

You can help avoid dental emergencies. For instance, be careful when eating hard candies, and popcorn. Additionally, if you or your child plays contact sports, a mouth guard is a great way to avoid damaging your teeth. In fact, ask us about creating a custom-fitted mouth guard for you or your child.

Furthermore, prevent toothaches with regular brushing, flossing, and preventive visits to our office. Learn more by visiting our Facebook.