Basics on each of dental emergency services
In case you find yourself in the need of a dental emergency, then below are few tips to assist you until you can reach emergency dental centers:
Toothache – A few things can be done to soothe the irritation of the typical toothache. Take warm water and rinse your mouth out first to see if there is any food or other matter lodged within your teeth. If there is swelling, take a cold compress to the outside of your cheek or mouth. Refrain from using aspirin, as it may cause damage to your gums.
Broken/Chipped Tooth – First, calmly use warm water to rinse out your mouth to get rid of any small pieces. If there is blood, use gauze to place light pressure on the bleeding tooth. Once you have stopped any immediate issues, call your dentist to schedule a permanent solution.
Knocked-out Tooth – If your tooth is knocked out, call your dentist or an endodontist immediately. If you can place the tooth in the socket and keep it there, do so. This will keep the tooth moist and give you a better chance to save the tooth. If you cannot do this, keep it in the mouth by the cheek, or in milk. Try to get to the dentist within 30 minutes, though it is still possible to save a tooth
Crown Dislodged – Rinse your mouth with warm salt water to remove any type of food or debris from the area. Contact your dentist immediately for an appointment to restore the crown.
Abcess– It is another serious infection in our mouth, which can be easily recognized as the pimple like swelling on the gum and is very painful.
Tongue or Cut Lip
Tongue or Cut Lip: By utilizing warm salt water rinse your mouth and put ample pressure to stop the bleeding area.
Broken Jaw: If you feel that your jaw is broken, secure your head with a scarf or towel and go to the emergency room immediately.
Lost filling – Rinse the area with warm salt water and contact your dentist to replace the filling.
Bleeding Gums – If your gums are bleeding irregularly it may be due to infection. Contact your dentist to discuss proper treatment.