Brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist at Kids First Dental are integral steps for maintaining good oral health in Roanoke. You can prevent issues like cavities and gum disease if you stick with those oral care habits. However, something can always happen that you don’t expect and aren’t prepared for, as a dental emergency. If you or a loved one should experience one in Roanoke, Kids First Dental is available to help treat the issue and restore you to health.
An emergency arises when there are lacerations or bleeding in the gums, damage to the teeth, or damage to the jawbone. Any of these situations would require prompt medical treatment. We are proud to offer flexible and convenient hours at Kids First Dental, and we hope to be able to provide you with care when you need it.
A common cause of an oral injury is through sports. Any kind of impact to the mouth or face can result in damage to the teeth, jaw, or soft tissues in the mouth. Other accidents can also result in oral injuries, such as a fall or a car accident. You may also cause damage to the teeth or gums when biting down on a piece of food that is too hard. Potential injuries include a broken jaw, cracked or broken teeth, cuts to the gums, or nerve damage to the teeth.
For injuries such as bleeding gums or a tooth that has been knocked out completely, it is important for you to receive treatment as soon as possible in order to minimize the damage and ensure that you have the best chances for recovery. Contact our office at Kids First Dental, and we’ll try to make an emergency appointment to see you on the same day. If this is not possible, we will refer you to a trusted colleague.
Other injuries that are less serious can wait until you can more conveniently visit our dentistry in Roanoke, and you can care for the injury at home in the meantime. Chipped or cracked teeth, for example, can be treated with dental cement and/or painkillers if there is pain. Toothache and sore gums can also benefit from painkillers and swishing with warm salt water to soothe the affected area.