Winning Smiles Adult Dentistry offers 24-hour emergency care for our patients. If a dental emergency should occur after hours, please call our office at 716-332-2444 and follow the prompts to reach a pediatric dentist on call. Leave your contact information and the doctor will call you within minutes. We try and get patients in the same day.
What Should I do if my permanent tooth is knocked out?
DO NOT rinse or wipe tooth off. Fibers are on the tooth that need to reattach. Do not scrub the tooth. If possible, replace the tooth in the socket and hold it there with clean gauze or have you child bite down to keep it in place. If you can’t put the tooth back into the socket, place the tooth under your child’s tongue and in contact with their saliva. If you are concerned about your child swallowing the tooth place it in a container of milk (or water if milk is not available.) Come to our office immediately. Please call our emergency number 716.332.2444, (option 8) if it is after hours. The tooth has a better chance of being saved if you act immediately.
What should I do if a tooth is fractured or chipped?
Contact our office as soon as possible. Time is of the essence! Our goal is to save the tooth, protect the health of the nerve and prevent infection. Rinse the mouth out with water and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. It’s possible that if you can find the broken tooth fragment, it can be bonded back to the tooth.
What do I do if I have a toothache?
Call our office immediately to schedule an appointment. To help increase comfort, rinse out the mouth with warm salt water and use Tylenol or Motrin as directed.
How can I prevent dental injuries?
Simple. Sport related dental injuries can be reduced or prevented by wearing mouthguards. In addition, regular dental check ups will contribute to preventative care.