Toothache or dental emergency? What should you do?
The following is some advice on what can be done before you come in to see our doctors for your emergency visit.
Take some ibuprofen/Motrin unless otherwise directed by your physician. Call us at (913) 322-6455, and we will accommodate you as soon as possible.
Clean the area gently and apply pressure. Place an ice pack to reduce the swelling. If the bleeding doesn't stop, stitches may be necessary. Stop by the office so our doctors can help you right away.
Save the broken pieces and rinse your mouth with luke warm salt water. Apply a cold compress to the area if needed to decrease swelling. Come in and see our doctors immediately.
Apply a cold compress to limit swelling and call (913)322-6455 so our doctors can see you right away.
Gently rinse off the knocked out tooth, if possible with milk or contact solution. If able, reposition the tooth in the socket. Otherwise, keep tooth moist in glass of milk or contact solution. Come in to be seen right away.
If floss can't get out the lodged object, call us at (913)322-6455 for an emergency visit.
Call us at (913) 322-6455 for an emergency visit.
If you notice a painful, pimple-like swelling on your gums, call us immediately at (913)322-6455. Dental abscesses can grow quickly and can become very serious if not treated promptly.
Call us at (913)322-6455 when in doubt. The sooner you call, the sooner we can help you.
Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. However, we do not recommend that you use your pearly whites to open bottle caps!
If you don’t floss, you miss cleaning 40% of your tooth surfaces. Make sure you brush and floss twice a day!
If you're right handed, you will chew your food on your right side. If you're left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.