A fractured tooth requires professional attention, and we have treated a lot of them at Vanguard OnCall Dental Urgent Care in Derry NH. But there are some things you should do before heading to our office.
Fractured teeth can be very painful, and there is also the possibility of an infection setting in. This, in turn, can lead to other issues. It is not something you can put off until later!
First Things First
Before picking up the phone to call us, there are two things you can do to help yourself.
- Rinse your mouth out. Use warm salt water. This can help to prevent minor swelling, and provide pain relief. Be sure to rinse thoroughly!
- Take a pain reliever. Over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can take the edge off any pain. It will also help to prevent swelling and infection or possible fever.
- At this point, give us a call. We’ll get you into one of our examination rooms ASAP, assess the severity of the fracture, and determine the best course of action.
At Vanguard OnCall Dental Urgent Care in Derry NH we have years of experienced with fractured teeth and other dental emergencies. People in Londonderry, Salem, and Chester rely on us! Remember, in an emergency no appointment is needed. Walk-ins are always welcome!