FAQ on dental emergencies
Here are some questions and answers that may help you in a dental emergency
Frequently asked questions
I broke a tooth or lost a filling, what should I do?
If the tooth has only tolerable sensitivity to hot, cold, sweet, acid, touch, chewing or is painless, there is no immediate need to see a dentist. Schedule an appointment with your dentist in the next few days to evaluate the tooth as there may be an underlying problem.
I have suffered a trauma to a tooth and the nerve of the tooth is visible, what should I do?
This situation requires a faster intervention than a minor fracture, you will have much more acute symptoms of sensitivity. Contact your dentist to schedule an emergency appointment quickly.
My tooth is completely out of its socket, what should I do?
First, keep the tooth! It is possible to re-implant a permanent (adult) tooth if it is complete and its socket (bone where the tooth was) is in good condition. Note that a primary (baby) tooth should not be re-implanted. Ideally, the tooth should be re-implanted immediately after the trauma if it is not soiled. If not, keep it in milk ideally or if not available in a wet cloth so that it does not dry out and contact a dentist as soon as possible. A dentist must be seen quickly in order to immobilize this tooth by fixing it to the adjacent teeth.