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Have you or your child experienced a dental emergency? Call us right away! We offer same-day emergency dentistry to our patients!
Some examples of emergency dentistry Lake Oswego Dental encounters in our daily dental duties include dental abscesses, broken teeth, knocked-out teeth, painful toothaches, dislodged teeth, missing filling, and cuts to the soft tissue of the lips, tongue, gums, and cheeks. Call us immediately at (503) 635-3431 should these dental emergencies occur. We offer same-day appointments and strive to perform all treatments in one office visit, helping you get back to your life as soon as possible!
There are ways to reduce damage to the tooth or mouth before you get to our office. Keep a cool head and bookmark this page so you can call it up should emergency dentistry be needed.
Rinse your mouth with warm water, brush and floss the teeth to dislodge any food particles. Place a cold compress on the outside of the cheek to relieve pain. Take over-the-counter pain relievers as recommended by your doctor or dentist. Do not apply topical pain relievers on the gums surrounding the tooth as it may burn the gum tissue.
Rinse your mouth with a half teaspoon of salt and eight ounces of water to draw the infection to the surface. An abscess is a bacterial infection and needs a dentist ASAP, or else the infection may spread to other parts of the body or the surrounding teeth. At first sign of feeling a pimple on gum tissue or cheek, do not hesitate to call for an appointment.
If you broke a tooth: rinse mouth (gently) with warm water. If the cracked or fractured tooth is the result of trauma, place a cold compress to the area to minimize swelling. Take over-the-counter pain relievers to ease the pain. Do not apply topical pain relievers.
The chances for saving the tooth is highest if emergency dentistry happens within one hour of tooth getting knocked out. Pick up the tooth at the crown, not the roots of the tooth. Rinse tooth to clean. If you can, gently try to place the tooth back in the socket. If it can’t be put back in its socket, place in a cup of milk, or at least a container with water with a pinch of table salt and take it to the dentist.
Rinse your mouth with a salt-water solution and apply a piece of moistened gauze or tea bag to the bleeding site. Apply pressure and hold in place for 15 to 20 minutes. You may apply a cold compress outside of the mouth or on the cheek for five to ten minutes. If the bleeding does not stop, call our office right away.
Remember to call Lake Oswego Dental at (503) 635-3431 for routine dental checkups and professional teeth cleanings — and make emergency dentistry a very rare occurrence.