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How to Handle a Dental Emergency

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Marianne Cohan  February 23, 2022
Whether it’s a broken tooth or injured gums, a dental emergency can interfere with eating, speaking, or other day-to-day activities. According to the American Dental Association, you can sometimes prevent dental emergencies like these by avoiding the use of your teeth as tools or by giving up hard foods and candies. Types of Dental Emergencies […]
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WHAT TO DO IF MY TOOTH IS CRACKED IN SUMMERLIN?

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Marianne Cohan  February 7, 2022
WHAT TO DO IF MY TOOTH IS CRACKED ? CONTACT AN EMERGENCY DENTIST IN SUMMERLIN ! It's a Saturday afternoon, and you and your husband are having a lovely meal. As you take a mouthful of your sandwich, it suddenly cracks! You're not sure what just happened at first. However, you are aware that there […]
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How to Handle a Dental Emergency

February 23, 2022
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Whether it’s a broken tooth or injured gums, a dental emergency can interfere with eating, speaking, or other day-to-day activities. According to the American Dental Association, you can sometimes prevent dental emergencies like these by avoiding the use of your teeth as tools or by giving up hard foods and candies.

Types of Dental Emergencies

Even if you take excellent care of your mouth, however, unexpected dental problems can still arise. Our team at Summerlin Dental Solutions is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assess and resolve your individual situation. When an emergency arises, you should immediately make an appointment with our office so we can put you at ease, give you the best possible care, and help you return quickly to your regular routine.

Damaged Teeth

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For tooth damage in particular, don’t hesitate to call and schedule an emergency dental appointment. You should come in as soon as possible. However, if you have some time before your appointment there are a few things you can do to avoid further injury. If you break your tooth, clean the area well by rinsing it with warm water. To ease any discomfort, put a cold compress against your skin near the area with the affected tooth.

A dislodged tooth should be handled carefully in order to keep it in the best possible condition. Gently rinse off the tooth without scrubbing it and try to place it back into the socket of your gums. If it won’t stay in your mouth, put the tooth in a container of milk and bring it along to your "dental office near me".

Injured Soft Tissues

For other problems, such as bleeding gums or an injured tongue, cheek, or lip, the Cleveland Clinic recommends gently rinsing your mouth with salt water and applying pressure to the site with a moist strip of gauze or a tea bag. If you’re also experiencing some discomfort, you can put a cold compress on your cheek near the area of the bleeding. If the bleeding continues, don’t hesitate to contact our office so you can receive further help.

A dental emergency may catch you off guard, but Dr. Marianne Cohan at Summerlin Dental Solutions can provide fast, pain-free treatment. Follow the advice above and set up an appointment with us as soon as possible so you can put your teeth and mouth on the road to recovery.

Get to Know the Dentist

Dr. Marianne Cohan was voted The Best Dentist/ Dental Office and Best Cosmetic Dentist from The Las Vegas Review Journal in 2020 and 2021. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992.

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With an emphasis on cosmetic, complete makeovers and implant dentistry, Dr. Cohan is committed to continuing education and feels that we never stop learning.  Dr. Cohan takes pride in using high powered magnification to perform minimally invasive restorative dentistry. She uses all of the latest technological advances including digital radiography, digital photography, computer simulations and high-resolution pictures of your proposed treatment on 55 inch screens.  She also utilizes CBCT (cone beam) and laser technology.  Dr. Cohan is always available to her patients and is available for any dental emergency.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

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WHAT TO DO IF MY TOOTH IS CRACKED IN SUMMERLIN?

February 7, 2022

WHAT TO DO IF MY TOOTH IS CRACKED ?

CONTACT AN EMERGENCY DENTIST IN SUMMERLIN !

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It's a Saturday afternoon, and you and your husband are having a lovely meal. As you take a mouthful of your sandwich, it suddenly cracks! You're not sure what just happened at first. However, you are aware that there is a little piece of something missing, and you can detect a sharp edge with your tongue. So, what's next?

You say "I need a dentist near me as soon as possible"!

As frightening as a broken tooth might be, you'll be relieved to learn that there are several easy treatment methods available at Summerlin Dental Solutions to return your smile to its previous function and look. But, in the meantime, keep reading to learn what to do if you shatter a tooth and how to repair it.

What Should You Do If Your Tooth Is Cracked?

When it comes to emergency dental care, it's in your best advantage to act quickly to improve your chances of a good outcome. Call an emergency dentist in Summerlin right away so we can help you through the next steps and get you in as soon as possible.

Here are some things you can do at home until you can visit your Summerlin dentist, whether you've only cracked your tooth or broken a portion of it off:

- Rinse your mouth with warm water gently. If there is any bleeding, gently press the area with a clean piece of gauze, damp paper towel, or a wet tea bag.

– Cover an ice pack in a towel and place it on the outside of your lip or cheek for 20 minutes at a time to alleviate discomfort or swelling.

– You can also get quick pain relief by using an over-the-counter pain medication.

– You can use temporary dental cement from the drugstore if you can't go to the dentist immediately. If the inner section of the tooth, where the nerve is located, has been exposed by the damage, this can provide some protection from food debris and germs until your Summerlin Dental visit.

What Can Be Done to Restore the Tooth?

It's reasonable to be concerned about the therapy choices available to you once your injury has been stabilized.

Your Summerlin dentist will make a decision depending on your specific condition, which will mostly rely on whether you've fractured or fully shattered the tooth. Listed below are a few options:

- A crown at Summerlin Dental Solutions can restore the size, form, and strength of a fractured tooth. The crown will be color-matched to your existing teeth, blending in perfectly with your smile. You will never know you had a problem!

- White filling material can be used to either restore the lost section of the tooth or seal up the break in a reasonably surface crack or fracture.

-  A root canal and crown may be required to heal the damage if the break is serious and has reached the nerve of the tooth.

Dental crises are never nice, but they're now simpler to deal with than ever before thanks to modern dentistry and Summerlin Dental Solutions. Rest confident that we'll discover the best dental solution for you, and you'll quickly forget you ever had a tooth shattered in the first place!

Get to Know the Dentist

Dr. Marianne Cohan was voted The Best Dentist/ Dental Office and Best Cosmetic Dentist from The Las Vegas Review Journal in 2020 and 2021. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992.

With an emphasis on cosmetic, complete makeovers and implant dentistry, Dr. Cohan is committed to continuing education and feels that we never stop learning.  Dr. Cohan takes pride in using high powered magnification to perform minimally invasive restorative dentistry. She uses all of the latest technological advances including digital radiography, digital photography, computer simulations and high-resolution pictures of proposed treatment on 55 inch screens.  She also utilizes CBCT (cone beam) and laser technology.  Dr. Cohan is always available to her patients and is available for any dental emergency.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT

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