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What are the Most Common Dental Emergencies?

28/04/2023

Knowing what to do in the event of a dental emergency is more crucial than anything else. Even if the emergency is small, calling your dentist to get advice on what to do next is always a smart idea. Even if everyone experiences accidents, there are several safety measures you may take into consideration:

  • Ensure that you visit your dentist for regular check-ups.
  • Know your dentist’s emergency number before you need it.
  • Eat less of the foods that are hard on your teeth.
  • Regularly floss and brush your teeth.

What to Do If Your Tooth Is Knocked Out

Although losing a tooth is a terrible experience, you must move promptly and not let the pain stop you from acting. Calling your dentist first and foremost will get you advice on what to do.

Put the tooth, if you still have it, in a glass of milk. Also make sure to leave the tooth alone; don’t try to rinse it off.

Try to visit your dentist within 30 minutes of the accident since the longer the tooth is out of the mouth, the more difficult it will be to save it. If the tooth cannot be saved, you may require a dental implant.

 

Broken tooth

Rinse your mouth with warm water as soon as you see a fractured or cracked tooth. To prevent swelling, get an ice pack and apply it to the side of your face where the tooth broke. Your dentist will either use a filling to repair the tooth or you might need a root canal or crown depending on how small the injury is.

 

Do not do anything if you are experiencing jaw pain before contacting your dentist.

The best course of action will depend on what transpired, especially if a broken jaw is involved. Use painkillers to reduce the pain, and apply ice to your face to reduce swelling. It’s advisable to avoid solid food until you see your dentist to avoid aggravating any damage further. Your dentist should advise you on what to do if you have a broken jaw or jaw discomfort in this dental emergency.

 

Any of the issues mentioned can be treated with emergency dental care from Kettering Dentist & Implant Clinic. Please get in touch with Kettering Dentist & Implant Clinic right away if you are experiencing a dental emergency.

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