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Common Dental Emergencies and First Aid

There’s no doubt about it — a dental emergency is incredibly difficult to have to deal with. There is nothing quite as frustrating as experiencing a problem with your teeth, and at Bluff Creek Dental, we want you to know that we’re here to help! That’s why in today’s post, we’re sharing the most common dental emergencies that people experience — and a few quick first aid tips for emergencies. Keep reading to learn more, or contact us now if you’re experiencing a dental emergency.

Root Canals

No one wants to deal with a root canal, and the pain can often feel intolerable. Although many people are frightened at the idea of needing a root canal, the important thing to remember is that the pain comes from the tooth. The root canal procedure itself is often much less painful than you may expect, and it’s the only path towards making you feel better. At the end of the day, if you’re experiencing tooth pain, a root canal may be the solution.

Broken Crowns

If you’ve had dental work in the past, the feeling of a broken crown can be incredibly frustrating. Although it can be tempting — especially if the break doesn’t feel too big — to put it off, the truth is that it’s important to schedule a visit to have your crown fixed as soon as possible.

Chipped or Broken Tooth

If you’ve ever taken a bite of something hard only to discover that your tooth has chipped or broken, you’re not alone. It can be difficult to know what to do, but our advice is to schedule a visit as soon as you can. Although it might not seem like a big deal, especially for a small chip, the truth is that even the smallest chips can sometimes cause problems if they’re not addressed quickly.

Dental First Aid

But what can you do if you experience a dental emergency? If it happens during the day, your first step should be calling your local dentist to schedule a visit. If it’s after hours, it can be more difficult to know what to do. The good news is that quality first aid can make a massive difference. In many instances, taking a Tylenol, gargling with antiseptic mouthwash, using clove oil, or applying a cold compress can provide some relief until you’re able to make it into see a dentist.

Contact Us for Emergency or Checkup

Whether you’re experiencing a dental emergency or it’s time for another checkup, the team at Bluff Creek Dental can help. Contact us now to schedule an appointment and rest assured that you’re in good hands. We look forward to hearing from you!

Call Us Today: (952) 937-5200

600 Market Street Suite 130
Chanhassen, MN 55317
(952) 937-5200
Fax: (952) 937-5900

Bluff Creek Dental is focused on providing the best possible dental treatments without sacrificing patient comfort. Dr. Birgit Schold and Dr. Brooke Smars provide expert cosmetic, restorative and general dental services in Chanhassen, MN.
Our dental care is designed to help provide our patients with a smiles they can enjoy showing off throughout their lifetime. We provide expert dentistry using modern technology, in a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere.
Our dental office is located in Chanhassen, MN and serves patients throughout the surrounding communities.

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