Unfortunately, dental emergencies can occur at any time, turning a pleasant day into a frightening and painful situation. However, knowing what to do in the event of an emergency and who to call can help save your smile. We have the best team of professional dentists at Bell Dental Care to provide you with the best care possible.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
This is a dental issue that will prevent you from carrying out your typical daily activities. Some tooth discomfort can be alleviated simply by brushing and flossing or by taking over-the-counter pain relievers. However, if you are experiencing persistent discomfort that prevents you from concentrating, you are experiencing a dental emergency.
Common Dental Emergencies Condition
- A severe and long-lasting toothache
- You have a broken or fractured tooth that is causing you pain or suffering.
- Bleeding inside or around your mouth regularly
- A missing tooth
- Having any loose permanent teeth
- Dental abscess
- Any jaw pain that is accompanied by facial inflammation as a result of trauma to your face or jaw, such as during a sporting activity
Tips for Dental Emergencies
- If your tooth has been knocked out, you should keep it wet. If feasible, try to replace the tooth in its socket while avoiding contact with the roots. If this is not possible, store it in a clean compact container and visit the dentist for reinserting.
- If your teeth are cracked, immediately rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cool compress to your cheeks to reduce swelling.
- If you bite your tongue or lip, rinse it with water and apply a cold compress.
- When an object becomes trapped between your teeth, use floss to try to dislodge it. To remove it, do not use any sharp or pointed equipment.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies?
- Preventing minor problems from becoming major emergencies is the best medication.
- Maintaining a strict oral hygiene regimen
- Visit our dentist every six months for a regular check-up. During your check-up, our dentist will search for any signs of decay, infection, gum disease, or loose fillings or crowns.
- Take vitamins.
- When participating in sports or other comparable recreational activities, use a mouthguard.
- Avoid biting on things that can crack your teeth, such as hard sweets, popcorn kernels, or ice.