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Spotting Dental Emergencies: When to Call Magnolia Dental

May 22, 2024 9:00 am

Dental emergencies can sneak up on you when you least expect them. Knowing the signs can save you from a lot of pain and trouble. At Magnolia Dental in Mabank, TX, Dr. Gerard Macy, Dr. Carmen Blunt, and Dr. Odelia Kim want to make sure you know when it’s time to get urgent dental care. Here’s a friendly guide to recognizing common dental emergencies and what to do if one strikes.

    Toothache Troubles

    If you’re dealing with a toothache that feels like a jackhammer in your jaw, it’s time to pay attention. A severe, unrelenting toothache can be a sign of an infection or an abscess. Don’t wait for the pain to go away on its own—it probably won’t. Grab the phone and call Magnolia Dental. We’ll get to the bottom of it and get you out of pain pronto.

    Oops, Knocked-Out Tooth

    Accidents happen, and sometimes teeth get knocked out. If you find yourself holding a tooth that’s no longer in your mouth, don’t panic. Handle the tooth by the crown (the part that’s usually visible), give it a gentle rinse, and try to pop it back into its socket. If that’s not working, keep it moist in milk or saliva and head straight to Magnolia Dental. The faster you get here, the better the chance we can save that tooth.

    Cracks and Breaks

    Whether you bit down on something hard or took a tumble, a cracked or broken tooth can be a serious issue. If a significant part of the tooth is missing or if it’s causing you pain, rinse your mouth with warm water, apply a cold compress to your cheek to reduce swelling, and give us a call. We’ll fix you up and have you smiling again in no time.

    Swelling and Abscesses

    If you notice swelling in your face or gums, or if you have a bump on your gums that’s painful and possibly oozing pus, you might have an abscess. This kind of infection is no joke and needs immediate attention. Don’t wait—call Magnolia Dental right away, especially if you also have a fever or a bad taste in your mouth.

    Lost Fillings or Crowns

    Losing a filling or crown can leave your tooth feeling very exposed and sensitive. Until you can get to our office, try to keep the area clean and avoid chewing on that side. You can also use dental wax or sugar-free gum to cover the exposed area temporarily, or use petroleum jelly to temporarily reattach the crown. Then, give us a call, and we’ll get you sorted out quickly.

Emergency Dental Care at Magnolia Dental in Mabank, TX

Life is full of surprises, but dental emergencies don’t have to be a disaster. Recognizing the signs and knowing when to seek help can make all the difference. At Magnolia Dental, Dr. Gerard Macy, Dr. Carmen Blunt, and Dr. Odelia Kim are here to provide swift, effective care when you need it most. Your smile is in good hands with us.

Got a dental emergency or just need some advice? Contact Magnolia Dental in Mabank, TX. We’re ready to help you through any dental crisis and keep your smile bright and healthy!


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