Emergencies

Emergency Dental Care in Ocean Springs, MS

At Tyler McCabe Dentistry, we put our Ocean Springs patients first. We understand that severe dental pain, accidents, or other scenarios happen - and that’s why we provide emergency dental care for those situations in which getting treatment can’t wait. We are proud to offer expert services including:

  • Root canals
  • Bridges
  • Crowns
  • Veneers
  • Dental implants
  • Teeth whitening
  • Composite bonding

Here are some simple guidelines to follow if you or a loved one is experiencing one of the following dental emergencies:

Tooth Ache

Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth. Then, rinse using warm salt water to displace any food trapped between teeth. Under no circumstances should you use aspirin on the aching tooth or on the gum. In the event of facial swelling, you should apply a cold compress to the area. For temporary pain relief, acetaminophen is recommended. Call our Ocean Springs dental office to set an appointment with one of our dentists.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

Ice can be applied to any bruised areas. For bleeding, apply firm (but gentle) pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding does not stop with pressure or continues after 15 minutes, give us a call and either our front desk staff or our on-call emergency dentist will assist you.

Broken Tooth

Rinse the area with warm water. Put a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. Recover any broken tooth fragments and call our office immediately.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

Recover the tooth, making sure to hold it by the crown (top) and not the root end. Do not clean or handle the tooth more than necessary. Reinsert the tooth in the socket and hold it in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, carry it in a cup containing milk or saliva. Because time is essential, contact us immediately to see our dentist.

Possible Broken Jaw

In the event of jaw injury, tie the mouth closed with a towel, tie or handkerchief. Go to an emergency room immediately.

Bleeding After a Baby Tooth Falls Out

Fold a piece of gauze and place it (tightly) over the bleeding area. Bite down on the gauze for 15 minutes; if bleeding continues, contact us.

Lost Filling

Gently brush the area with toothpaste and rinse with lukewarm water. Avoid eating in this area. In the meantime, use an over-the-counter temporary dental material. Contact us as soon as possible to schedule an emergency appointment.

Broken or Lost Crown

If a dental crown falls off, call us to make an appointment as soon as possible and be sure to bring the crown with you to the appointment. If possible, place the crown back over the tooth from which it fell off. Before doing so, coat the inner surface with an over-the-counter dental cement, toothpaste, or denture adhesive, to help hold the crown in place.

Contact Your Local Ocean Springs Dentist!

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, Dr. McCabe and his friendly and experienced team are here and ready to help. Call us at 228-875-7462, or fill out our handy online form to schedule your appointment. Our Ocean Springs dentistry is committed to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile, and we look forward to serving you!