You never know when you will have a dental emergency, but knowing what
to do in an emergency situation can help your dentist who
practices family dentistry in St. Louis save your beautiful smile. Watch this video to inform yourself about how
to deal with a dental emergency appropriately.
Sports injuries, falls, and other accidents can all lead to a dental emergency.
If you find yourself in one of these situations, first apply a cold compress
to your cheek where the injury occurred. After this step is completed,
rinse your mouth with warm water. If you bit your tongue, lip, or cheek,
seek immediate medical attention if the bleeding does not stop. Also,
if you believe you broke your jaw contact a professional immediately.
If your tooth falls out due to an injury be sure to keep it moist in a
glass of water or milk, or in its original tooth socket until you can
get to the dentist office.
At West County Dental, Dr. Spalitto typically fits dental emergencies into
his schedule and treats them all in the same day!