Don’t Let Dental Emergencies Catch You Off-Guard

Welcome back to the blog!

If you are looking for a dentist’s office in Hoover, Al that is always prepared, then Perrigo Dental Care is the just the place for you.

It can happen anywhere, in the car, on the football field, at a job site, at home. Whenever a dental emergency does strike, it will be good to know what you will need to do.

Always remember that we are here for you and together we will get through whatever sort of situation you are facing.

That said, every scenario is unique and the way you need to react will vary depending upon the circumstances. In this blogpost we will cover some of the common dental emergencies so that you won’t be caught entirely off-guard of you should ever have to deal with something similar.

Chipped Teeth

This can be painful and it happens more than you might think. This is probably because there are so many activities that can result in a chipped or broken tooth when things go awry.

Do you fall down often? Even if you’re not clumsy, it can happen when you least expect it. A garden hose, a dog, a staircase, children are all things that can trip you up.

Have you ever used your teeth to try and open something? Seriously, they weren’t designed to be tools, so don’t be surprised when it ends badly for you one of these times.

Eating is also risky. Popcorn, hard candy, animal bones, and the like can inflict some serious pain in your mouth. If you do chip a tooth, you will want to visit our Hoover, AL dental office as soon as possible.

But first, gently rinse your mouth out to remove any remaining fragments of teeth.

If your mouth is bleeding, try to remain calm and place some gauze on the injured area while applying pressure.

We can make it better fast.


It hurts just thinking about this one. We get bitten by dogs and mosquitoes and such throughout our lives, but nothing hurts worse than biting yourself inadvertently.

If you should accidentally bite your lip, tongue, or any part of your mouth, we recommend that you start by cleaning the affected area and applying some sort of cold compress.

Most likely, the bleeding will stop in a few minutes.

If that is not the case, then definitely head over to Perrigo Dental Care or to the nearest emergency room for treatment.

The pain will eventually go away, you can count on that.


This one is never good. Swelling, is usually a sign of infection. So, don’t take this lightly.

Start by applying cold compresses, rinsing with saltwater, and keeping your head elevated until you can make it to your Hoover, AL dentist.

Dislodged Tooth

This is one of the more traumatic dental emergencies that we see.

Your natural inclination will be to lose it. But don’t do that!

If your tooth is knocked out or dislodged, try to remain as calm as possible and let us know that you are on your way.

You can rinse your mouth with water, and apply gauze to any bleeding until you get here. If possible, pick up the tooth by the crown and place it in water while you are en route.


Don’t put off addressing any pain in your mouth. Toothaches are a sign that something is wrong.

If you are experiencing a toothache or mouth pain, come see us as soon as possible.

Having your Hoover, AL dentist alleviate the painful requires fast action on your part.

We Are Ready To Help

There are many other emergency situations that could arise, so it is good to have a dentist you can trust at the ready.

The highly-trained staff here at Perrigo Dental Care knows how stressful any emergency can be. That’s why we want to make treatment as easy and pain-free as possible.

To address an emergency situation, or schedule a routine check up, contact us right away!