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Emergency Dental Treatment​


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All tooth trauma is scary, and we are there to assist you. It’s important that you see a dentist immediately, even if the tooth is slightly broken. And if you’ve knocked out a tooth or many teeth, the earlier you consult a dentist, the greater the opportunity that the teeth can be re-implanted, depending on the severity of your injury.

Remember to keep the knocked-out tooth safe! Keep it clean and avoid touching the roots. There are chances you might be able to put the tooth back into the socket by biting down on a clean towel for approximately 15-20 minutes.

In the case of chipped teeth, we might smoothen the uneven edge and replace the missing part with a composite bond. For molar teeth broken, we might replace them with a crown.

If you need emergency dental treatment, you should consult a dentist as soon as possible. At Dr. Renu Dental Clinic, we provide service for all dental emergencies, from tooth pain to lost or broken crowns, broken teeth, fallen out fillings, dental abscesses, trauma, avulsed teeth, and a swollen face.

Home Remedies For Dental Emergencies

While home remedies can provide temporary relief for some dental emergencies, it's crucial to remember that they are not substitutes for professional dental care. 


  • Rinse your mouth with warm saltwater to help reduce inflammation and soothe the pain.
  • Use over-the-counter pain relievers (following the recommended dosage) like acetaminophen or ibuprofen to alleviate pain temporarily.
  • Apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek near the painful area to reduce swelling and numb the pain.


Object Stuck Between Teeth

  • Use dental floss gently to try to remove the object. Avoid using sharp objects, as they can damage the gums or teeth.


Gum Abscess

  • Rinse your mouth with a saltwater solution several times a day to help reduce bacteria and alleviate discomfort.


Broken Tooth

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water to keep the area clean.
  • If there are sharp edges, you can use dental wax or sugarless gum to cover the broken area and prevent irritation.


Temporary Pain Relief

  • Clove oil: Apply a small amount of clove oil to the affected area with a cotton ball. Clove oil contains eugenol, a natural anaesthetic that can temporarily numb the pain.
  • Ice pack: Applying an ice pack or cold compress on the outside of your cheek can help reduce pain and swelling.


Remember, these home remedies are not permanent solutions and should not replace professional dental care. Make sure to visit a dentist as soon as possible to diagnose the underlying issue and receive appropriate treatment.

When should I CONSULT a DENTIST IF my tooth is knocked out? 

If you have knocked out a tooth, time is of the essence, and you should try to see a dentist as soon as possible.

The window of opportunity for successful reimplantation of a knocked-out tooth is relatively short. Ideally, you should seek dental care within 30 minutes to an hour after the tooth is knocked out for the best chance of saving it.


Here are some steps you can take immediately after knocking out a tooth.


  • Handle the Tooth Carefully: When handling the tooth, avoid touching the root (the part usually below the gumline). Hold the tooth by the crown (the chewing surface) to prevent further damage.


  • Rinse Gently: If the tooth is dirty, rinse it gently with water. Do not use soap, chemicals, or scrub the tooth, as this can harm the delicate root surface.


  • Reinsert the Tooth (If Possible): Try to reinsert the tooth back into its socket, making sure it faces the correct way. Bite down gently on a clean piece of cloth or gauze to keep the tooth in place until you see a dentist.


  • Preserve the Tooth: If you can't reinsert the tooth, keep it moist to improve the chances of saving it. You can place the tooth in a container of milk, a tooth preservation kit, or between your cheek and gums (be careful not to swallow it).


  • Seek Immediate Dental Care: Contact a dentist immediately or go to an emergency dental clinic to get professional help. The dentist will assess the tooth and take appropriate steps to save it if possible.


Remember, time is critical when dealing with a knocked-out tooth. The longer you wait to seek dental care, the lower your chances of successful reimplantation.

Even if the tooth cannot be saved, it's still essential to see a dentist promptly. They can evaluate the situation, provide necessary treatment for any other injuries or damage, and discuss replacement options for the missing tooth, such as dental implants, bridges, or dentures.