You’ve stocked up on candy for this year’s trick-or-treaters. You’ve got a variety of goodies to hand out to the ghosts, goblins, and ghouls you may see that night.
But until then … you decide you’ve got more than enough candy. You can probably eat a few pieces without depriving any children of sweets.
It won’t be long until you start gathering candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters. In the meantime, it may be tempting to eat a few treats yourself. You decided to grab a small handful of treats. At some point, you bit into a particularly hard piece of candy. That’s when you felt the pain. That was not what you were expecting.
That hard candy caused your tooth to crack, which raises your risk of a tooth infection. This should be treated as a dental emergency. You should call 239-734-7737 to make an appointment at the closest Total Dental Solutions For Adults’ location. We have locations in Naples and Fort Myers, FL.
Stop The Pain So You Can Make Repairs
Do not wait to seek help if you need emergency dental care. We will make every effort to see you the same day that you call if at all possible. These kinds of problems can be painful, and we want to stop that pain as soon as we can.
In addition to local anesthetic, we offer two sedation options that could help you. Both block you from feeling pain and can calm your anxiety about your situation.
Inhaled sedation (which you may know as laughing gas) can take effect in a matter of minutes. By breathing in the gas, you can ease the pain you are feeling due to your dental problem and avoid potential pain associated with your treatment.
Oral sedation takes longer to take effect. It involves taking a dose of medication. Once it’s working, however, it offers the same benefits as inhaled sedation. This may come into play if you need to return after your emergency for a restorative procedure.
Kinds Of Emergencies
In an ideal world, no one would never have a dental emergency. Preventive dentistry like regular cleanings and exams can reduce your risk of some problems. Wearing properly fitting athletic mouthguards can reduce your risk of injuries, too.
Yet, we know that things happen. Here are some reasons you may seek emergency care from Dr. George Hoop:
- Toothaches – This kind of pain is often a sign of a deep cavity or an infected tooth. A root canal is often the best solution in this situation.
- Broken Tooth – This can occur if you bite into the wrong thing or have an accident of some kind.
- Knocked-Out Tooth – Injuries can occur anywhere at any time, and serious injuries can lead to teeth getting knocked out. If this does happen, try to find the tooth and keep in a container of milk. Sometimes, it may be possible to save the tooth.
- Broken Restoration — Just as teeth can break, so can dental crown, bridges, and dentures.
We’re Here To Help
At Total Dental Solutions For Adults, we are ready to help if you ever have a dental emergency. We’ll also do our part to help you prevent problems with routine checkups at our offices in Naples and Fort Myers, FL.