What to Do During a Dental Implant Emergency?

Posted - July 20, 2022
Dental Implant Emergency

Dental implants are typically a lifetime investment. Yet, sometimes, life gets in the way and puts your dental implant’s success at risk.

Dental implant emergencies regarding All-on-4 dental implants are serious business, and the experts at FastNewSmile® are ready to help where we can!

Let’s look at different dental implant emergencies and what you should do between the initial emergency and your specialist appointment.

Different Dental Implant Emergencies

Dental implant emergencies put your dental implants at risk. Two of the most common dental implant emergencies we see in our industry are:

  • Trauma from a sudden impact like a car accident or other unfortunate situation
  • Infection is a problem that can quickly spread and destroy the foundation of your dental implants. If you notice consistent inflammation, bleeding, and tenderness at the implant’s site well after healing should have occurred, you may be suffering from peri-implantitis.

What You Should Do When an Emergency Strikes

You want your dental implants to last forever. In a situation where an emergency occurs, make sure to follow our quick tips to retain your FastNewSmile®.

Reach Out to FastNewSmile® Dental Implant Center

At the first sign of anything wrong with your dental implants, you should always reach out to your dental implant provider. At FastNewSmile®, we put our patient’s health first and will do everything in our power to rectify the situation and ensure your dental implants do, in fact, last a lifetime.

Avoid Irritants

When your dental implants are in dental disarray, the last thing you want is to cause further damage or pain to the site. Crunchy, chewy, and sticky foods can all lead to extensive dental implant damage.

Until your implant is repaired and fully healed, we recommend avoiding damaging foods and trying to stick to a diet as close to a post-operative diet as possible.

Take Over the Counter Pain Medication

You may not be able to get an appointment on the day of your emergency. So, you’ll want to stay as comfortable as possible until then. If your dental emergency is painful, it could be useful to take over-the-counter medications like Tylenol or Ibuprofen to help quell the pain and keep you calm until your appointment.

Continue Your Oral Regimen

Even though you may be going through a dental emergency, you should always strive to protect what remains of your dental implants. Continuing to brush and floss your teeth helps stave off bacteria and keeps the area around the damaged dental implant clean.

Keep Your Smile Brighter Today, With FastNewSmile®

Whether you are experiencing a dental implant emergency or are ready to take the next step towards perfecting your oral health, FasNewSmile Dental Implant Center is ready to help. We are Dallas and Fort Worth’s leading dental implant providers. 

We offer same-day dental implants and superior service that can’t be matched. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and take our simple online poll that helps get your dental implant journey started.