While dental emergencies occur during all seasons for many reasons, these types of problems can be pretty common during times of year when we’re more active, our routines are off, and we’re trying to beat the heat at the same time.
So here are some typical dental emergencies and how you can keep your cool with help from our team at Rod Eccles, DDS in Plainfield, IN!
*You Break A Tooth Or Restoration*
When it’s hot outside, you might turn to crunching on ice cubes to stay cool.
But ice cubes and other hard treats can easily lead to chipped, cracked teeth or broken dental restorations like tooth fillings and crowns.
It could happen any time of year or while chewing any kind of food, but when biting down the wrong way on something breaks a tooth or restoration, Dr. Eccles can repair your smile quickly so you get full, comfortable oral function back.
*You Lose A Tooth Due To Injury*
Since we’re already enjoying warmer weather, late spring and summer are common seasons for injuries, and that includes dental emergencies.
You might play a sport or just tend to be more active this time of year, so if you suffer an injury to the mouth as a result, a knocked-out tooth isn’t out of the realm of possibility.
If you can find the tooth, pick it up by the crown, gently rinse it with warm water if necessary to remove any dirt or debris, and seal it in a container of milk or water and bring it to your emergency dentist appointment.
We’ll save it if we can, but if not, we have a number of tooth replacement solutions and natural-looking restorations so your smile and health won’t miss a beat!
*You Have Dental Pain*
A toothache, or any kind of dental pain, really isn’t a seasonal problem.
The fact is you can experience this on any day of the year and for a number of different reasons.
The best way to avoid pain inside your mouth is to stick to your normal brushing and flossing routine, and get dental cleanings and exams twice a year.
But if tooth decay or an oral infection develop anyway, we’re here to relieve your pain and eliminate the problem so you’re healthy and comfortable again!
Call Us For Help!
One of the perks of being our patient in Plainfield, IN is that you have somewhere to turn for after-hours dental emergencies. When you give us a call, you’ll find the guidance you need for arranging care at the earliest possible opportunity so we can treat your dental problem and get you back to enjoying a healthy, pain-free summer!