Dental Emergencies

Life is full of unexpected occurrences, sometimes these occurrences can be an accident that requires some emergency dental care. If you find yourself with a dental emergency, it is vital that you contact the team at Wager Evans Dental to get help as quickly as possible. We want to do everything that we can to help you. Even if we are not in the office, there is an emergency number you can use to contact us, and we will respond as soon as we can.

What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency?

There are many factors that can be symptoms of a dental emergency. It is important to take note of these symptoms to understand if you need immediate medical care. Contact Dr. Evans and his team if you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms:

  • Severe pain
  • Bleeding in the mouth
  • Swelling in the face or mouth
  • Swelling in the gums
  • Injury to the mouth or face

What to do During a Dental Emergency

If a case occurs where you cannot receive immediate attention for the problem, there are ways to help take care of the problem temporarily until you can see Dr. Evans.

  • Loose tooth: When you have a loose tooth, try keeping the tooth in place by biting down on it. This should hold it until you can see a dentist to stabilize and treat the tooth.
  • Knocked out tooth: If your tooth has been knocked out, it needs to be kept clean. Pick it up by the crown, not by the roots, and rinse it off without touching the roots. You can try to put the tooth back in its socket by holding it in place and biting down. If that is not possible, then place the tooth in milk or water, or hold it in your cheek. It is crucial that you follow these steps and get to your dentist as soon as possible to save the tooth.
  • Tissue Trauma: These types of traumas include any severe injuries such as a cut, wound, or abrasion in the mouth, cheek, or tongue. If you have this type of injury, wash the wound with warm water and cover the area with gauze. After that, get to the dentist or hospital right away for professional care.
  • A cracked or fractured tooth: This type of injury affects the inside and outside of your tooth. If this occurs be sure to rinse it with warm water and use pain meds or ice packs to reduce the swelling until you can see your dentist.

How to Avoid a Dental Emergency

In order to avoid a dental emergency, protection of your mouth and teeth is essential. There are a few ways to do so. It starts with staying current in recommended care before it could become an expensive emergency treatment. If you are playing any type of sport it is best to wear a mouthguard. Avoid chewing hard foods or ice, and do not attempt to open anything with your teeth.

Along with these tips, visiting your dentist regularly is the best way to avoid a dental emergency because your dentist can look for weakened or decaying teeth. Dr. Evans will help you avoid a dental emergency during your office visit. Click here to request an appointment or call our office today at (775) 829-7700. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly welcome residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrowcreek, and all surrounding communities.

First time going to a dentist in over 10 years and it couldn’t have been better. From the moment I walked in to the moment I left it was as enjoyable as possible. Would recommend and will recommend to family!

-Aaron C.