Scottsdale Family Dental
Christopher Yoon, DMD
General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Scottsdale, AZ
Severe mouth pain, knocked-out teeth, or an abscessed tooth should all have you headed to an emergency dentist right away. Christopher Yoon, DMD, at Scottsdale Family Dental is located in Scottsdale, Arizona, to serve the emergency dental needs of your whole family. If you or a family member are facing a dental emergency, call the office location nearest you or book an appointment online.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A
What do emergency dentists do?
Dr. Yoon addresses any dental problem that requires immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth. A good many dental emergencies are situations that involve saving broken or knocked-out teeth. Coming into Scottsdale Family Dental within half an hour of your mouth or tooth injury gives you the best chance to save your tooth.
Is it time to call an emergency dentist?
It's never a bad idea to find emergency dental care if you're concerned about a severe oral injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family. Common dental emergencies often include:
- Knocked-out teeth
- A loose permanent tooth
- Severe tooth or mouth pain
- Bleeding inside your mouth from your cheeks, tongue, or gums
- An injury to your mouth or face
- Swelling in your tongue, gums, or mouth
- A severely cracked or broken tooth
- A tear or laceration on your lips
You may not be dealing with a dental emergency if you chip a tooth but it doesn't appear as if you'll lose the tooth entirely. Even so, you can't go wrong by calling Dr. Yoon at Scottsdale Family Dental. They're trained to handle dental emergencies and can walk you through what to do with your tooth until you can visit the office.
How do I care for a knocked-out tooth?
Quick action is imperative for a dental emergency like a knocked-out tooth. Put off going to your dentist and there's a chance you'll lose the tooth. Do your best to rinse your mouth and the damaged tooth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with lukewarm water. Do your best to avoid touching the tooth's roots.
As you clean the tooth, hold it gently by the top, or crown. Never pick up your tooth from the root. If it's possible, place the tooth back in your mouth and into the gum where it was knocked out. Close your mouth slowly. Hold the tooth in place with your fingers or gently bite down on it to help it stay in place until you can visit Scottsdale Family Dental. Call Dr. Yoon right away to explain the situation, or have a loved one call for you.
What should you do if you can't put the tooth back in your mouth? The goal is to keep the tooth moist at all times. Put it in a cup of milk or in your mouth next to your cheek to help preserve it until you arrive at the dental office. In the event of a dental emergency, call Scottsdale Family Dental for expert assistance.