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How to Manage a Dental Emergency?

If you have a problem with your teeth or a dental emergency, getting stressed or panicking can make things worse. It’s important to have a plan so you can handle the situation quickly and effectively.

Different Kind of Dental Emergencies

Here’s a list of various kinds of dental emergencies and what you can do before reaching the emergency dentist.

Tooth Loss

If you can reach your dentist within an hour of losing a tooth, there’s a chance to save it. Don’t touch the tooth by the roots. Preserve it by placing it back in its socket, in a glass of milk, or between your gum and cheek as you head to the dentist.

Cracked/Broken Tooth

The seriousness of the crack or break will be checked by your dentist. If necessary, take over-the-counter pain medication and set up an emergency appointment. Avoid chewing on the affected tooth, and rinse with warm salt water to keep the area clean.

Toothache

Rinse your mouth with warm salt water and take over-the-counter pain medication. Schedule an emergency appointment as soon as possible, and your dentist will figure out the cause of the pain during your visit.

Also Read: Important Tips To Follow After Root Canal Treatment

Bleeding and pain after getting a tooth removed

Feeling a bit of pain and seeing some bleeding after having a tooth pulled is okay. But if this stick around even an hour later, it’s a good idea to reach out to your dentist. For now, put a nice, thick gauze piece on the spot where the tooth was taken out, and press down by biting on the gauze. Don’t rinse, drink, or eat anything, and steer clear of sucking, spitting, and smoking.

Abscess

Presence of abscess points to infection that is spread in tissue space. Dental abscess, If not taken care of, they can go to other nearby teeth and gums, and even other parts of the body thus giving rise to systemic complications. Not sure if you got an abscess? Just look at your gums for a painful, pimple-like swell. Give our dental clinic a quick call for urgent help to prevent bigger mouth issues. Wash your mouth with a mild water mix and put ice on the swollen spot for some quick relief.

Fine Feather Dental is pleased to offer urgent dental services. To book an appointment or to find out more about our emergency services, just give us a call.

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