What To Do In A Dental Emergency
- Gather the information you need. That includes the type of injury and damage, any type of medication you take, and anything you can think of that could have affected the damaged tooth/teeth (such as prior dental work).
- If you are bleeding, apply soft pressure to the location until it slows or stops. Be sure to not aggravate the injury any more while applying pressure.
- For a chipped tooth, you should try to collect the broken parts, if possible, as they can possibly be re-attached. Rinse your mouth and try to rest your entire mouth, especially the injured portion. If trauma occurred, your teeth will probably be in pain and possibly loose, so be sure to not do anything that can further weaken them. Get to the dentist as soon as you can to see if they can repair the broken teeth, or need to fix it by another method like a crown or filling.
- For a knocked out tooth, obviously the situation is much more severe. Find the tooth, gently rinse it with water to clean off any debris, and try to place it back in the socket if possible. The best alternative is to put it in milk, where it can stay for an hour. The tooth must be kept moist at all times. Make sure that you are careful to not touch or further damage the root of the tooth, as the root is integral for saving it. Getting to Serenity Dental as soon as possible is a must- it can be saved if you are able to get it back in within or as close to 30 minutes after the incident.
With the help of the experienced team at Serenity Dental, your next tooth emergency doesn’t have to induce panic. We can give you best chance to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.
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