If something happens to your teeth, you should refer to the emergency dental clinic as soon as possible. Here are some questions that you should ask to make sure you are in a dental emergency:
– Do you have bleeding in your mouth?
– Do you have severe pain?
– Do you have a loose tooth?
– Do you have swelling in the mouth or face?
If you answered yes to any of the mentioned questions, contact our emergency dentist immediately. Keep in mind that you should tell him exactly what happened to your tooth and how do you feel.
No matter you are traveling, or at home, the following guidelines will help you to handle your dental problem before you visit our emergency dentist. Keep in mind that our dentist may be able to save it your damaged tooth if you refer to the emergency dental clinic within 30 minutes of the injury.
One of the most common reasons for toothache is a dental cavity. It can be a result of tooth decay. A severe toothache may be a sign of infection or an abscess. In this case, you should refer to our emergency dental clinic in the shortest possible time. The emergency dentist may perform root canal treatment or extract the damaged tooth. You can use painkillers until you get to the dental office.
The first and most important step is to keep calm. Try to find the missing tooth. You should not touch its roots. It is better to put the tooth in its socket in the gum gently and close your jaw. If it is not possible, store it in a glass of milk and head to our emergency dental clinic as soon as possible.
Chipped or Broken Tooth
A chipped or broken tooth doesn’t always hurt. But if you have an exposed tooth root, your tooth may be very painful. Rinse your mouth with water and use a cold compress to reduce swelling. Then, try to find the broken piece and take it to our emergency dental office. Your damaged tooth can be repaired using bonding, dental crowns, or veneers. You can take painkillers until you get to the emergency dental clinic.
In the case of the loose permanent tooth, you have to visit our emergency dentist as soon as you can. Please do not put pressure on your tooth.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies?
- Many dental emergencies are preventable by regular checkups at our emergency dental clinic. Regular dental checkups are essential because they help you to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
- Use a mouthguard while playing or participating in sports to prevent the tooth from fracturing, chipping, or knocking out.
- Avoid chewing hard foods, for example, popcorn kernels, hard candy, or ice because it may damage your tooth.
- Never use your tooth as a tool to cut things. Use scissors.
- If you notice any pain in your teeth or gums, see your dentist right away
- Practice good oral hygiene. Please brush your teeth at least twice a day. Use dental floss every day.