HONOLULU EMERGENCY DENTISTS & SERVICES
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Extremely Sensitive Teeth
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Our goal is to focus on the problem and relieve your pain as soon as possible as it is important to treat even a minor toothache because it could turn into a more serious problem if left untreated.
We understand that emergency treatments can be stressful and are committed to providing each patient with a positive experience during EACH AND EVERY visit to our Ala Moana dentist and dental offices in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Q: What should I do in a dental emergency?
A: Accidents happen and we are here to help! The first step is to stay calm.
For all dental emergencies, it’s important to visit your dentist as soon as possible.
We reserve time in their daily schedules for emergency patients, so call us today for an appointment. If we are not available or it is after hours, go to the emergency room.
Q: What is a dental emergency?
A: In general, any dental problem that needs immediate treatment to stop bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth is considered an emergency. This consideration also applies to severe infections that can be life-threatening. If you have any of these symptoms, you may be experiencing a dental emergency.
Q: What should I do if I knocked off a tooth?
A: Keep the tooth and keep it moist at all times. If possible, place the tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If that’s not possible, place the tooth between your gums and cheek, in a container with milk. See your dentist as soon as possible. We recommend within 30 minutes of the tooth being knocked out.
Q: What do I do if my child knocks out a tooth?
A: Find and keep the toot. Keep it moist and get to a dentist. Do not place the tooth back in the baby's mouth, do not wrap it in paper. It is better to place it in a container of milk. It is important you keep the tooth moist.
Q: What to do if I cracked a tooth?
A: Rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area immediately! You can also place a cold compresses on the face to help with swelling. See your dentist as soon as possible to avoid further issues.
Q: How should I treat my toothache?
A: Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out and gently floss to remove any food caught between your teeth. It is best to see a dentist if you continue to have pain. YOu can use over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), acetaminophen (Tylenol), and aspirin can relieve minor pain from a toothache.
Consider using numbing pastes or gels with benzocaine to dull the pain.
IMPORTANT: Don’t use any products with benzocaine to treat infants or children under age 2.
To not further cause pain or aggravate your teeth and cavities, avoid eating acidic, cold, or hard foods right before bed.
Q: How to avoid a dental emergency?
A: Continue an active lifestyle but take precautions:
Wear a mouthguard when participating in sports or recreational activities.
Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels, and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth.
Use scissors, NEVER your teeth, to cut things or open bottles.
HONOLULU EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE SERVICES
We are known all over Hawaii for having the best and most thorough cleaning that leaves your mouth feel clean! Treatment includes scaling and root planing to clean the pockets around your teeth. If untreated, gum disease leads to irreversible bone loss, which leads to teeth loss. Gum disease is also linked to stroke and heart attack.
During an annual comprehensive periodontal evaluation (CPE) we will look at your teeth, plaque level, gums, bite, bone structure and other risk factors for periodontal disease in order to proactively protect your teeth & gums.
During those times when extractions may be necessary as a tooth cannot be saved, we provide a comfortable environment for your visit to ensure you are at ease and understand the entire process.
Wisdom teeth removal may also be necessary to prevent future problems. Wisdom teeth are much simpler to remove before the roots are fully formed. The best time to have them removed is usually around 16-17 years of age.
Considering Dental Dentures, Implants, Veneers, Crowns or a Bridge? Book a consultation and begin smiling again!
If you have lost your teeth, dentures can improve your quality of life. Dentures allow you to eat, replace missing teeth, and restore your smile.
Come on in to discuss the best option for you!