Handling Dental Emergencies
When a dental emergency occurs, it can cause a lot of panic. However, the best thing to do is be prepared and handle the situation calmly. To help you do so, Promont Dental has provided you with some common dental emergencies and tips on how to handle them.
When a toothache occurs, rinse out the mouth using warm water. Try using dental floss to get rid of any food that may be left in the mouth. Apply a cold compress to the area to manage the pain and schedule an appointment to see your local dentist as soon as you can.
If your tooth has been broken dur to injury or accident, save any pieces of the tooth that you can find. Rinse out the mouth and check for bleeding. Apply gauze to the area until bleeding stops and then keep the area cold using a cold compress.
Knocked Out Teeth
If a tooth has been knocked out, retrieve it and handle it very carefully. Hold it by the crown and rinse it off to keep away any bacteria. Try to put it back into the socket until you can see your local dentist. If this isn’t possible, store it in a container of milk or your own saliva and meet with a dentist immediately.
When a crown falls off of a tooth, you should see your dental professional as soon as you possibly can. A crown that is lost can cause pain, but you can try applying some clove oil to the area or using an over the counter dental adhesive to hold the crown in place.
When a wire breaks on your orthodontic appliance, it can cause damage and begin to poke into the cheeks and other areas of the mouth. Use an eraser to push it into a more comfortable spot until you can get to the dentist or cover it with a cotton ball, gauze, or orthodontic wax.