What To Do In Case Of Dental Emergencies?

What To Do In Case Of Dental Emergencies?

Posted by 406Dentistry on Aug 25 2021, 11:39 AM

What To Do In Case Of Dental Emergencies?

An emergency dental injury like an injury to the teeth or the gums can be severe and harmful, and it should not be ignored. Delaying the treatment can cause permanent damage and the requirement for more extensive and costly treatment at a later point in time.

Let’s look at some tips to follow in case of a dental emergency:

1. Toothaches

Rinse your mouth with lukewarm water. Use floss to remove any food particles stuck between teeth. If your cheeks or mouth is swollen, gently apply a cold compress on your cheeks. Do not place any painkiller against gums to lessen toothache as it can cause inflammation to the gum tissue. Consult your dentist at the earliest.

2. Broken or chipped teeth 

Try to save broken pieces, if any. Rinse your mouth with lukewarm water. Rinse the broken pieces too. In case of bleeding, apply a gauze piece to the place till the bleeding stops. If there is swelling, apply a cold compress to bring down the swelling, which will also lessen your pain. Consult your dentist at the earliest.

3. Knocked out tooth

In case of a tooth knockdown, find the tooth and handle it by the crown. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water but do not try to scrub the remaining tissue on the tooth. Keep the broken tooth in water with a pinch of salt or some milk. Carry it and consult your dentist at the earliest. If you reach within an hour of breakage, you might be able to save the tooth.

4. Extruded and displaced tooth

In such a case, consult your dentist at the earliest. Apply a cold compress to try to relieve pain.

5. Foreign particles or objects caught between the teeth

Using dental floss, try to remove the object stuck between the teeth gently. If you cannot remove it, consult your dentist at the earliest. Never try to remove it with a pin or sharp objects. These can cut your gums or scratch your tooth surface.

6. Lost dental filling

For the time being, stick a piece of sugarless gum into the cavity as sugar-filled gum can cause pain. Consult your dentist at the earliest.

7. Lost dental crown

In case of such an eventuality, consult your dentist at the earliest and carry the fallen crown with you. If you cannot visit your dentist soon, apply some clove oil on a cotton piece and place it on the tooth if it is causing pain.

8. Broken dental braces and wires

Any broken braces or wires can cause discomfort and damage to the surrounding place. Apply gauze to the broken wire to cover any sharp ends. If a wire is stuck in the cheek, tongue, or gum tissue, do not pull it out yourself. Consult your dentist at the earliest.

9. Abscess

They are the infection that occurs surrounding the tooth or between teeth and gums. It is a severe condition that can damage tissue and around the teeth. If treatment is delayed, it can spread to other parts of the body soon and cause complications. Consult your dentist at the earliest.

406Dentistry offers the best dental emergency services in Kalispell, MT lead by Dr. K. For more details and emergency appointments call us at (406) 890-6364, or visit us at 1315 U.S. Hwy 2 W, Kalispell, MT 59901. 

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