Dental Emergencies

Knowing what to do with the most common dental emergencies is not always  instinctual.

The Most common questions the Dentist might ask include:

· How long has it hurt?

· Is the pain sharp or dull?

· What is the trigger for the pain, Hot, Cold, or Pressure?

· Have you been taking anything for the pain?

Toothache:

· Clean the area around the sore tooth thoroughly with salted, warm water

· Floss to remove any food that might be trapped between the teeth

· See your Dentist as soon as possible

Dislodged Permanent Tooth

· Find the tooth

· Do not scrub the tooth or remove any attached tissue

· Rinse it carefully in running water

· Gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket.  If this isn’t possible place the tooth in a cup on milk.  In the absence of mile, I suggest you use cool water

· See a Dentist immediately.  Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth

Loose Tooth:

· If the tooth is pushed out of place (inward or outward) it should be repositioned to its normal alignment with very light finger pressure

· DO NOT force the tooth into the socket

· Hold the tooth in place with moist tissue

· See a Dentist as soon as possible

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

· Apply direct pressure to the wound with a clean cloth

· Apply cold compresses to swollen areas

· If the bleeding does not stop, go to the hospital emergency room

Keeping Your Teeth and Gums in Good Health (Daily Care) is the best way to prevent a Dental Emergencies.

 

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