A dental emergency is a serious thing and should not be ignored. If a patient ignores a dental issue, the risk of permanent damage increases. When needed, Dr. R. Erik Cantwell will treat a dental emergency in West Jordan, Utah.

It is important to know what steps to take in the case of a dental emergency. In all cases, schedule an appointment with our dentist as soon as possible. If you have a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water and use floss to remove any food from between your teeth. In the case of a chipped or broken tooth, save any pieces for our dentist. Rinse your mouth and the broken pieces with warm water. Apply a cold compress to control any swelling and use gauze to stop any bleeding. If you lose a permanent tooth, rinse the tooth with water and put it back in place in your mouth if possible. Never force your tooth back into the socket. If the tooth will not reinsert, put it in a small container of milk and bring it to your appointment with our dentist.

We invite you to contact Copper Ridge Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist.