In the event of a dental emergency, call Gwaltney Dental at 757.982.8467 for care in Suffolk, VA. Dr. Whitney Gwaltney, Dr. Steve Gwaltney, and Dr. J. Ryland Gwaltney make it their mission to provide immediate care to solve their patient’s dental problems. If you have just lost a permanent tooth, damaged one or more teeth, or are feeling severe tooth pain, contact our office for treatment.
What to Do In a Dental Emergency
Here are some tips for common dental emergencies:
- Knocked-out permanent tooth: If you can locate the tooth, place it in a cup of milk or saliva to transport to our office. Teeth preserved in this way may be able to be reattached. However, we also offer dental implants to replace teeth at the root.
- Chipped or cracked tooth: If you have just chipped or cracked a tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. You can place a cold compress on your jaw to keep swelling down. Dental crowns, veneers, or tooth bonding can repair cosmetic problems like chipped and cracked teeth.
- Toothaches: If you are feeling tooth pain due to Rinse your mouth with warm water and gently floss between the teeth. If you cannot dislodge the object, contact our office so we can help. Tooth pain can also be caused by dental infections, so it is important to receive treatment as soon as possible.
Preventing Dental Injuries
When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to visit our office for care as soon as possible. There are some simple steps you can take to avoid dental injuries. If you play contact sports like football, soccer, lacrosse, wear a sports mouthguard. Custom professional sports mouthguards can prevent chipped, cracked, or knocked-out teeth. Avoid chewing on hard foods that can crack or chip the teeth like ice, popcorn kernels, or hard candies. In addition, never use your teeth to open things, as this can damage the tooth enamel and cause stress on the jaw.
Contact Gwaltney Dental Today
Repair injured teeth or replace missing teeth with prompt care in our Suffolk office. Schedule a dental appointment with our dental team online or call Gwaltney Dental at 757.982.8467.