With summer coming to a close and school around the corner, your children may soon start signing up for school-related sporting events. With any school sport, there is always the risk your child may damage, or even knock out, a tooth. When this occurs, there are immediate steps you can take to address discomfort before bringing your little one to see your Dallas dentist, Dr. Diep Truong. In today’s blog, Dr. Truong explains what to do in the event of a dental emergency. She will also be offering a back-to-school special on mouth guards.
Common Dental Emergencies
- Cracked or Chipped Tooth: Save any pieces of the tooth you can find and bring them with you to see your Dallas TX family dentist. Have your child rinse his/her mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to control swelling. Use a small piece of gauze to control any bleeding.
- Damaged Filling or Crown: If the crown or filling cannot be placed back onto the tooth, bring them with you to see Dr. Truong. To protect the tooth, place a piece of sugar-free gum over the tooth. Avoid any foods or drinks high in sugar, as this may cause discomfort. See Dr. Truong right away.
- Knocked Out Tooth: First, rinse the tooth with running water to remove foreign debris. Pick the tooth up by the crown, never touch the root. Do not remove any tissue that may be adhering to the tooth. If the tooth cannot be returned to the socket, place it in a glass of milk. Bring the tooth with you to see Dr. Truong.
Back-to-School Mouth Guard Special
A mouth guard can help protect your child’s teeth from injury. Custom-made mouth guards provide comfort and safeguard your little one’s smile. Dr. Truong is currently offering a ½ price special on mouth guards just in time for the new school year. Contact our office for more details.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Richardson TX Family Dentist
Interested in taking advantage of our back-to-school special? Then talk to your Dallas TX family dentist today. Contact Dr. Truong, today by calling our Richardson office at 972-437-6000. Patients can also make an appointment with our West Dallas dentist office, near Cockrell Hill, Irving, and Grand Prairie at (214) 337-7800. At Viva Dental Family Dentistry, we offer our patients the latest in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. We are proud to serve patients in the 75211 and 75080 zip codes, and surrounding neighborhoods.