City Creek Dental

Toothaches

Toothaches in Temple, TX

Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue.

Broken, Fractured, or Displaced Tooth

A broken, fractured or displaced tooth is usually not a cause for alarm, as long as decisive, quick action is taken.

If the tooth has been knocked out, try to place the tooth back in its socket while waiting to see your dentist.

First, rinse the mouth of any blood or other debris and place a cold cloth or compress on the cheek near the injury. This will keep down swelling.

If you cannot locate the tooth back in its socket, hold the dislocated tooth by the crown – not the root. Next, place it in a container of warm milk, saline or the victim’s own saliva and keep it in the solution until you arrive at the emergency room or dentist’s office.

For a fractured tooth, it is best to rinse with warm water and again, apply a cold pack or compress. Ibuprofen may be used to help keep down swelling.

If the tooth fracture is minor, the tooth can be sanded or if necessary, restored by the dentist if the pulp is not severely damaged.

If a child’s primary tooth has been loosened by an injury or an emerging permanent tooth, try getting the child to gently bite down on an apple or piece of caramel; in some cases, the tooth will easily separate from the gum.

Meet Your Award-Winning Dentist

Derek Winegar, DDS

Dentist in Temple, TX

The Proof is in Our Patients

MOST INSURANCES WELCOME AND MAXIMIZED!

NEW PATIENT SPECIALS & FINANCING OPTIONS AVAILABLE.

Contact us and schedule your visit today.

We Accept Your Dental Insurance

We’ll make the process of paying for your dental care as simple as possible! Our office accepts a wide variety of insurance plans, and we’re always happy to file your claim for you so that you can be sure to receive the maximum benefits available to you. City Creek Dental is in network with Aetna, Assurant, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Dental Benefit Providers, Dental Network of America, DenteMax, GEHA Connection Dental, Guardian, Humana, MetLife, Principal, United Concordia, United Healthcare and more! Call us today to find out how we can maximize your insurance plan!

A full array of family, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry options.

Open Daily For Your Convenience!

A State-of-the-Art Dental Facility to Best Serve Our Patients in Temple, TX.
OUR LOCATION
City Creek Dental
OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Friday8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed