Accidents and emergencies can happen to anyone. Dr. Paul and Dr. Brant Stanovick and our entire team are pleased to accommodate dental emergencies. If you or your child experiences a dental emergency in Mechanicsville, Virginia, we encourage you to contact us immediately. We are happy to evaluate your situation and provide the urgent care you need.
Common dental emergencies include:
- Chipping, breaking, or fracturing a tooth
- A tooth knocked out
- Objects caught teeth
- Jaw fractures
If a permanent tooth gets knocked out, and it is still completely intact, try to place the tooth back in the socket and call our office right away. If that is impossible, place the tooth and a clean container of fresh milk, and contact your dentist or go to the hospital immediately. If your child experiences a toothache, rinse their mouth with warm water and check for debris or other sources of pain. If the pain persists, give us a call and we will help!
There are a few things you and your family can do to avoid dental injuries. Do not chew on popcorn kernels, ice, or other hard foods. If you engage in contact sports or other intense activities, be sure to use a mouthguard. Wear your seatbelts when riding or operating motor vehicles. Also, proper dental hygiene can help you avoid dental disease. Be sure to brush and floss your teeth and schedule routine checkups at our office. If you have questions, please give us a call today!