Dental emergencies should never be ignored, as they are potentially serious. If ignored, dental emergencies can cause permanent damage. When necessary, Dr. Vela and Dr. Arredondo will treat a dental emergency in Corpus Christi, Texas.

It is important to know what to do in the case of a dental emergency to minimize damage. In all cases, see our dentists as soon as possible. If you have a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water and use a cold compress to control any swelling. In the case of a chipped or broken tooth, save the pieces. Rinse your mouth and the tooth pieces with warm water. If there is any bleeding, apply gauze to the area. Use a cold compress to control any swelling and pain. If a tooth is knocked out, try to reinsert it. Never try to force the tooth back into the socket. If the tooth will not go back in, place it in a container of milk and bring it with you when you see our dentists. In the case of a partially dislodged tooth, use a cold compress to relieve pain and see our dentists as soon as possible.

To learn more and to schedule your next appointment, we invite you to contact Vela Dental Centers Crosstown.