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Be Ready for Any Dental Emergency: What You Need to Know

Hey there, Langley folks! Dental emergencies are like pop quizzes from life – unexpected and stressful. But don't worry, we've got your back. Our dedicated team at Carvolth Dentistry is always a phone call away at 778-970-4900, and we offer same-day, weekend, and late-evening slots. Now let's dive into what you can do at home before rushing to see us.

Why Dental Emergencies Happen

Accidents happen, right? A surprise soccer ball to the face or a mysterious toothache out of nowhere can send you spiraling into a dental emergency. Most times, it’s something like a knocked-out tooth or loosened teeth due to some unexpected knock or bump.

Signs You're Having a Dental Emergency

  • A big cut in your cheek, gum, or lip

  • Gums doing their best impression of a horror movie (read: bleeding after an injury)

  • Lost a filling or crown? That's an emergency too!

  • Tooth or teeth decided to part ways with your mouth

  • A tooth that's suddenly wobbly

  • Pain that makes you wonder if your tooth is plotting against you

What to Do If You Break a Tooth

  • Hold onto any pieces of the broken tooth

  • Use a cold compress to keep the swelling down

  • No matter how tempted you are, don’t wiggle the tooth. You don’t want it saying goodbye for good!

If a Tooth Gets Knocked Out

  • Pick it up by the crown, aka the part that’s usually visible

  • Rinse it gently, no scrubbing allowed!

  • Try to put it back in its socket, but don’t force it

  • If that’s a no-go, put the tooth in milk

  • Call us ASAP. The first hour is crucial for saving that tooth. Dial 778-970-4900 pronto!

For Sudden Pain and Swelling

  • Rinse your mouth with warm salt water

  • Use a cold compress to numb the area and reduce swelling

  • Try flossing; maybe some leftover lunch is causing the ruckus

Don’t hesitate, call us! Dental emergencies are not something to wait out. We’re just a phone call away at 778-970-4900. Save that number; you never know when you’ll need it!

So, there you have it. Being prepared can make a world of difference when you're facing a dental emergency. Remember, we're always here to help you out. Stay safe and keep smiling, Langley!


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