Our team at Mutchler & Lewis Family Dental Care recommends that you visit our office at least once every six months. We realize that at times, however, more frequent visits may be necessary. We also understand that accidents can happen, and we would like to help you when they do. Please call our office as soon as an emergency arises so we can provide you with the necessary care to assist you in fixing the problem. Aside from seeking immediate medical help, there are several things you should do in response to a dental emergency. Here are a few tips on how to take care of your smile until you can come to our office for professional care:
- If a tooth is knocked out, Dr. Mutchler and Dr. Lewis recommend that you only hold the tooth by the crown (the part of the tooth that is typically above the gum line). If you can reach the dentist soon, place the tooth in a cup of milk.
- If you break a tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Use a cold compress to reduce swelling until you can visit our dentists.
- For a jaw injury, we recommend that you visit our office or an emergency room as quickly as possible. We recommend that you use a cold compress to reduce swelling as you travel.
If you have any questions about how to respond to a dental emergency in Findlay, Ohio, we urge you to contact us immediately. We are committed to providing the fast, gentle dental care you need.