How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
- Posted on: Jan 31 2015
At Gentle Dental Care we understand that dental emergencies require immediate care, so we try our best to give our patients same-day treatment. Anyone can experience a dental emergency. When your teeth or gums get injured, make sure you know how to handle the situation properly. Here are the most common dental emergencies and how to deal with them.
Knocked-out teeth. A knocked-out tooth has to be retrieved and rinsed with water. You also have to rinse your mouth with water. The tooth can still be saved provided that you don’t remove tissue fragments and you don’t scrub the tooth. You can try to put the tooth back in place. If this is impossible, put the tooth in a container of milk or water with salt. See your dentist within a few hours to have a higher chance of saving the tooth.
Chipped or broken teeth. Save any pieces of the chipped or broken tooth and rinse your mouth and tooth pieces with warm mater. If bleeding is present, put gauze over the area. If you feel any pain, a cold compress can be applied outside the cheek or mouth. Contact your dentist right away.
Toothaches. Rinse your mouth using warm water to ensure it is clean. Remove any food particles stuck between your teeth by flossing gently. Pain medications may be taken to alleviate the pain. Like any dental emergency, make sure you see your dentist immediately should the pain persist.
Dental emergencies not only compromise your overall oral health and smile, but they can also be extremely painful. In case of a dental emergency, call us at 732-549-5660 and one of our dentists will take care of you.
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