There are several accidents that can happen to us on a daily basis, knowing what to do when these dental emergencies occur will make the difference between saving and losing your teeth. Sani Dental Group invites you to read this helpful information that will help to prevent emergencies, reduce pain and protect your teeth.
Treating Dental Emergencies
Dental Abscess is an oral disease in which a collection of pus has set either on your tooth or gums, if left untreated a bubble filled of fluid (cyst) in your jaw and affect surrounding teeth and tissue. The infection can spread to other parts of the body increasing your risk of other health problems.
Broken or Chipped teeth
When dealing with this Dental Emergency first try to save all the pieces, second rinse your mouth with warm water and rinse the broken pieces. At the sight of blood, apply a piece of gauze to the area until the bleeding stops. To relieve swelling, apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth and make sure you see your dentist as soon as possible.
If at any moment your crown falls off, contact your dentist and set-up an appoint as soon as possible and don’t forget to bring the crown with you. Do not attempt to put the crown back on your own as most likely you won’t have the materials needed to put the crown back into its place. Please allow a professional to take care of this dental emergency and if pain is present use a cotton swab with a little clove oil.
Dental Tissue Injuries
Our soft-tissue (cheeks, gums, lips, and tongue) could be at risk of bleeding at any moment, either by a bite, sports, or other accidents. To control the bleeding, you can do de following steps:
- Rinse you mouth with salt-water.
- Use a piece of gauze and apply pressure to the bleeding site.
- If bleeding continues see your dentist as soon as possible.
Items Stuck on your Teeth
To clear your teeth from any unwanted items, very gently use dental floss to remove the objects. If this task gets complicated, see your dentist; don’t try to us a pin or other sharp objects, you might actually hurt yourself, this instruments can cut your gums or damage your teeth surface.
Orthodontic problems can occur at any moment, anything from breaking a bracket or wire displacement. When this happens, one can feel a poking in your cheek, gums or tongue; to ease this pain you can use an eraser end and try to reposition the wire. See your dentist as soon as possible.
FACT: Never attempt to cut the wire, this can cause more problems, especially if you swallowing it or breathes it into your lungs.
Partially Dislodged Tooth
An extruded tooth is a tooth that is still partially attached to the socket. Whenever this dental emergency occurs, see your dentist right away. On your path to the dentist’s office, use a cold pack outside your mouth or cheek to relieve the pain and swelling.
When suffering from a toothache the first thing you must remember is to rinse your mouth with warm water. If your mouth is swollen, use a cold package on your cheek or outside of your mouth. If pain continues, see your dentist as soon as possible.
FACT: Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums, this will burn your gums and surrounding soft tissue.
Time to See your Visit Dentist
Nothing beats the professionals, the above are only a few steps that will help you relieve the pain and stress a dental emergency can caused; however if your dental health does not improve, see your dentist as soon as possible. Regular visits to the will improve your oral health and your dentist will keep your free of oral diseases like:
- Bad Breath
- Gum Disease (Periodontal)
- Oral Cancer
- Tooth Decay
- Tooth Erosion
We invite you to visit Los Algodones allow out team of experts to take care of all your oral needs. Don’t fall victim of a Dental Emergency, reduce pain and protect your teeth through the Sani Dental Group Experience.
Disclaimer: All content shown in this blog and in any linked materials are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. Any recommendations are based on personal, not professional, opinion only. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern about their dental care and treatments, please contact us directly. For more information please read our Disclaimers and FAQ pages.