Weekends are only two days long, and they are always too short. Too short, that is, until you have a dental emergency. That’s when your weekend is an eternity. And it’s why at Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we offer emergency dental care.

Why do so many dental emergencies happen during the weekend? Maybe it’s because that’s when a lot of us take part in activities that can result in chipped, broken, or even knocked out tooth.

If you ‘re a weekend warrior with a cracked tooth, the first thing you should do is rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Cold compresses can help to keep the swelling down. It’s also time to head to our office.

The same applies if you bite your lip or tongue: clean it gently by rinsing it with water, and then apply a cold compress.

A lot of our emergency cases involve a knocked out tooth. All it takes is one rough tackle or an elbow to the jaw. If you have a tooth get knocked out, time is of the essence. If possible, put the tooth back into your jaw, making sure not to touch its root. Otherwise, keep it between your cheek and gums, or even in some milk. Most important, make a beeline for our office. If you see us within an hour of your accident, chances are good the tooth can be saved.

We’ve mentioned only a few dental emergencies. There are so many others, like the severe toothache in the middle of the night, or objects stuck in your teeth. Town Dental Group in Mint Hill offers emergency dental care, as well as general and cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign clear braces, and many other services. Keep us on speed dial!