Providing care for dental emergencies to families in Hilliard and Upper Arlington, Ohio
A dental emergency can stem from an accident or injury, or a problem tooth. Emergencies require immediate care to save or prolong the life of the tooth.
Call Dr. Walters’s office as soon as possible if an emergency arises. Depending on the problem, we may suggest that you:
- Use a cold compress on areas that show signs of swelling. A dental emergency is easier to treat once the swelling has subsided.
- Rinse out the affected area with warm water and floss to remove any debris that may contribute to the problem.
- If you have lost a tooth, keep the tooth moist until your dental appointment by placing it back in your mouth or a cup of milk.