At Lovett Dental Beaumont, we offer a variety of emergency dental services when you need dental care in Texas. If you are having a dental emergency, do not wait to get help. Call our general dentistry at 409.230.0393 for help. Walk-ins are welcome! Additionally, follow this guide to help you minimize pain and help you get the care you need for a dental emergency.

Swelling or Abscess

If your gums hurt or begin to swell, see your dentist right away because gum pain or swelling can be symptoms of an abscess (infection) that forms in gum tissue or a tooth’s root. There are many reasons why gums can swell, become painful, or abscess. The only way to identify the underlying cause is a thorough exam by your dentist.

If the abscess ruptures, you may experience a sudden rush of foul-smelling and foul-tasting fluid from the swollen or painful area. Rinse your mouth with warm water immediately.

Chipped Broken, or Knocked-Out Tooth

If you’ve chipped or broken a tooth, it may be possible to reattach the pieces to your tooth, but only your dentist can tell you for sure. Take the following steps and see your dentist right away. Remember to take the pieces with you when you seek emergency dental services.

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it and apply gauze to the area. Use firm pressure to stop the bleeding. Try to find the chipped or broken tooth pieces right away.
  • When the bleeding stops, apply a cold compress to the injured area to minimize swelling. If bleeding does not stop after ten minutes of constant, firm pressure, see your dentist or go to the emergency room.
  • Save the tooth’s pieces and gently rinse with warm water.
  • Place the pieces in a small container and cover them with milk, water with a pinch of salt, or saliva from the injured person.

Knocked-Out Tooth

If you’ve knocked out a tooth, you have a one-to-two-hour window in which the tooth has a chance for re-implantation, but only your dentist can tell you for sure. Take the following steps and see your dentist right away. Remember to take your protected tooth with you.

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it and apply gauze to the area. Use firm pressure to stop the bleeding. Try to find the chipped or broken tooth pieces right away.
  • When the bleeding stops, apply a cold compress to the injured area to minimize swelling. If bleeding does not stop after ten minutes of constant, firm pressure, see your dentist or go to the emergency room.
  • Save the tooth’s pieces and gently rinse with warm water.
  • Place the pieces in a small container and cover them with milk, water with a pinch of salt, or saliva from the injured person.
  • Rinse with warm water to clean it and apply gauze to the area. Use firm pressure to stop the bleeding. Try to find the chipped or broken tooth pieces right away.
  • When the bleeding stops, apply a cold compress to the injured area to minimize swelling. If bleeding does not stop after ten minutes of constant, firm pressure, see your dentist or go to the emergency room.
  • Place the tooth in a small container and cover it with milk, water with a pinch of salt, or saliva from the injured person.

Lost Filling or Crown

If a filling or crown is knocked out or otherwise lost, you can relieve pain caused by air in contact with the exposed part of your tooth by using clove oil (available over the counter in pharmacies and supermarkets). Just dip a cotton swab in clove oil and apply it to the exposed part of your tooth. Putting an ice pack on your face over the area that hurts also may relieve the pain. Schedule an appointment with your dentist for specialty dental services.

For Emergency Dental Services, Contact Lovett Dental Beaumont

Call Lovett Dental Beaumont at 409.230.0393 to schedule an appointment for emergency dental services today.