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What is a dental emergency?
1- If you are experiencing a dental or medical emergency that you believe may be life-threatening, call 911 or contact the nearest hospital emergency room for assistance.
2- If you are an existing patient of Sunrise Dental, please go to the Locations Tab and contact the Sunrise office where you have been seen for regular patient care and call them directly.
3- If you have never been seen by Sunrise Dental, please contact one of our offices listed on the Locations Tab, and we will schedule you during regular working hours.
Broken/Fractured Tooth or Filling Falls Out
The mouth is a harsh environment that is always being exposed to bacteria, corrosive liquids, and hard foods that can cause damage to the oral anatomy. Occasionally, we have patients that have broken off a piece of their tooth, put a crack in their tooth or a filling has fallen out. If you experience any of these conditions, please do the following:
1- Rinse the mouth with warm salt water and spit out the contents to make sure that you do not swallow any sharp tooth or filling debris.
2- Locate and save any broken tooth fragments.
3- If there is any swelling, apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth.
4- Avoid spicy or salty foods since they may irritate the affected area.
5- Additionally, if you must eat before you have a chance to see the dentist, stick to soft foods and soups (not too hot).
6- Schedule an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible.
Common Dental Emergencies
Toothaches can be caused by many different reasons including cavities, periodontal disease, trauma and hot & cold food and drinks. If you experience a toothache, please try the following:
Clean the area around the sore tooth thoroughly with a toothbrush and toothpaste.
Rinse the mouth vigorously with warm salt water or use dental floss to dislodge any trapped food or debris.
DO NOT place aspirin on the gum or on the aching tooth.
If there is any swelling, apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth. Schedule an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible.
Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip, or Cheek
Minor cuts or bites occur to every individual from time to time and generally heal within a few days. If you experience a minor cut or bite, please try the following:
Apply ice to bruised areas.
If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a clean gauze or cloth.
If bleeding does not stop after 15 minutes or it cannot be controlled by simple pressure, go to the nearest hospital for treatment.
Avoid spicy or salty foods since they may irritate the affected area.
Schedule an appointment with a dentist if you have any concerns