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    How Do I Handle a Hammond Dental Emergency?


    Most people have faced a dental emergency. The pain is so severe you are unable to think, sleep, or focus. Or the excessive bleeding won’t stop and you fear it will continue throughout the rest of the day or night. Often dental problems occur gradually but the pain can be sudden and serious. What is a Hammond dental emergency and how do you handle it?

    Discover these 7 certain situations that require Hammond dental treatment immediately.

    A Broken Tooth

    Did you bite into a hard piece of bread and leave part of your tooth behind? Or were you watching your son’s volleyball game and a ball hit you in the mouth, causing your front tooth to break? These are definitely dental emergencies. A cracked or broken tooth can be very painful and bloody. Contact the dentist right away. Rinse your mouth with warm water. Put a cold compress on the outer affected area to try to reduce any swelling and discomfort.

    A Loose or Wiggly Tooth

    Serious hits to the mouth or biting down hard are two common reasons why a tooth can become loose or dislodged. Sometimes a gum infection or decay can also cause a tooth to get loose and painful. If your tooth is dislodged, it’s time to call the dentist right away. Visiting a dentist immediately might help save the tooth. Until you get to the dentist, apply a cold compress to the area to alleviate pain. You can also take over-the-counter pain relievers.

    A Tooth Gets Knocked Out

    A hard fall on the pavement or other circumstances may cause a tooth to get knocked out. Often this is a very painful experience and requires the immediate assistance of a dentist. The lost tooth should be rinsed off if it got dirty. Sometimes it can be temporarily placed in the socket. Or the tooth can be put into milk to preserve it until you get to the emergency dental appointment.

    A Lost Crown or Filling

    When you get a filling or crown, it provides instant relief from a cavity or compromised tooth. If the filling or crown falls out, it can make your mouth feel sensitive and uncomfortable. Call your dentist right away to make an appointment. Find out if you can get a topical relief product or over-the-counter dental cement to minimize the discomfort until you get to the dentist’s office for a checkup.

    Extreme Swelling

    If your mouth starts to swell and feel painful, it is important to contact your dentist to make an appointment as soon as possible. An abscess is often the cause of this swelling. The pus that forms can lead to an infection throughout your system making you feel ill. For this reason, dental swelling should be considered an emergency situation. Rinsing with warm salt water can provide some temporary relief.

    Throbbing Toothache

    Sometimes people experience a dull pain in a tooth from decay or infection. In other instances, people experience a sharp, throbbing toothache with no relief from the pain. This is when a dentist should be called right away. If a toothache makes it impossible to function normally, it could mean there is an infection that requires quick care and treatment from a dentist.

    Other Issues That May Require Emergency Attention

    Certain other issues may require emergency dental attention, such as a broken jaw or something stuck between your teeth that becomes painful or impossible to remove with dental floss.

    When in doubt, contact a Hammond dentist for an emergency appointment. Some dental problems can become life-threatening if they are left unattended. It is always better to err on the side of caution and be safe rather than sorry when it comes to dental discomfort and problems.


Advanced Dental Concept Google Reviews

Advanced Dental Concepts
Reviewed from Google

4.9 out of 5 stars

Maryanne Lay
Maryanne Lay

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Just brought my little girl here for a cleaning this morning - and she had a really good experience. This was her first time at this dental office because our previous dentist retired and moved out of state, but they did a great job of making her feel calm and relaxed, giving her a "familiar" vibe, despite being in a totally unfamiliar place.

Robin Lobell
Robin Lobell

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 day ago

Needed a quick lower partial adjustment. Slipped me in so I could enjoy my holiday & be able to eat. Always professional & prompt.

Justin McMullin
Justin McMullin

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

For the past few years I've been debating a tooth restoration treatment from my dentist here, and I finally took the plunge, and they look great! The reason I ended up going for it is, what's not to like? Their services are modestly priced, and the staff is loyal and friendly to their longtime customers (aka me!)

Margaret Boldt
Margaret Boldt

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

This place is wonderful! Everyone is friendly and concerned about patient comfort and well being. I strongly recommend Advanced Dental to anyone in the Hammond area.

Darnell Raines
Darnell Raines

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

My sister in law recommended me the dentists here because she has little kids - like me - who felt nervous about going to the dentist, and said they do a great job here of easing them into the work they do, so that they feel more comfortable and open. Glad I brought them here!