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Handling Your Holiday Dental Emergency [BLOG]

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A dental emergency can quickly spoil your holiday fun, but our team at North Bay Dental is here to make sure that doesn’t happen to you!

First, we suggest you keep a dental emergency kit at your home to make the experience go more smoothly. You can include items like:

-Sterile pads or gauze

-OTC pain relievers

-A sealable container

-A cold compress

-Dental cement

-A dental mirror

Then, you should save the number to our Racine, WI dental office so you don’t have to waste time searching for emergency dental service in the area. You can reach us at 262-417-7326 when you need help!

Along with that, we’re talking about some other common emergencies and how we can help you at North Bay Dental!

Dental Emergencies: Not Every Package Is A Gift!

Not every unexpected package during the holidays is a gift. Here are some common examples of true dental emergencies that can spoil your holiday plans:

An Injury To Your Lips, Cheeks, Or Gums

With tons of people around and more tables and chairs for holiday parties in the way, you can easily trip over something and injure your mouth. Using the gauze or sterile pad from your home dental emergency kit, get any bleeding under control. Then call North Bay Dental and one of our caring professionals will help guide you through the next steps for being seen.

A Loose Filling Or Dental Crown

If an old dental restoration seems to be failing, it can cause pain and discomfort that puts all your holiday fun on the line! You can use dental cement or adhesive from your home dental emergency kit to help while you wait to be seen by one of our professionals. We can fix your failing restoration that’s come loose or has broken, or even replace one that’s fallen out.

A Chipped, Cracked, Or Broken Tooth

We offer natural-looking dental crowns, as well as dental veneers to cover damage like breaks, chips, or cracks. Both of these options also strengthen and protect your teeth from letting the damage grow larger, which would otherwise put your oral health at risk.

A Loose Tooth

A loose tooth is going to cut your holiday feast short. To keep that from happening, we want to help get you the treatment you need to save the tooth before it falls out.

A Knocked Out Tooth

Ideally, we want to save a tooth that’s been knocked out. So if you can find it, carefully pick it up by the crown and seal it in a container of milk or water. Then call our dental office so we can see you as soon as possible.

A Dental Emergency In A Small Package

Some dental problems may not be that serious, but they can still spoil a good time. Here are a few of them:

Bleeding Gums When You Brush Or Floss

Bleeding gums is a sign of advancing gum disease, but that doesn’t mean it necessarily qualifies as an emergency. If you notice any bleeding when you brush or floss, make sure to schedule a cleaning and exam with us as soon as you can so we can get your gums healthy again.

An Obstruction Between Your Teeth

Getting something lodged between your teeth can make chewing uncomfortable. You can try to remove an obstruction with standard dental floss. If that doesn’t work, you can try a water pick if you have one. If none of your efforts are effective, call North Bay Dental and we’ll do all we can to dislodge whatever is stuck between your teeth so you can eat with comfort.

A Tiny Cut To Your Soft Tissues

A small cut may not bleed, but if it does, you should stop the bleeding first. You can call us during normal business hours for something like this unless you can’t stop the bleeding or are in a great deal of pain. We’ll do all we can to see you as soon as possible.

We Handle Dental Emergencies With Ease!

Whether you it’s a big or small dental problem, emergencies can throw your holidays upside down. But our team at North Bay Dental are here for you to make sure that doesn’t happen.

We’ll go above and beyond so you can get the dental treatment you need to get out pain and to keep your smile looking great through the holiday season.

For a smoother experience, trust your next dental emergency to our team at North Bay Dental. Call (262) 417-7326 or contact our dentist office in Racine, WI, with our online form if you have more questions or to make an appointment.

 

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