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Everyone is at risk for damaging a tooth at any point in one’s life. Many of these incidents occur in harmless activities such as playing, eating, or while at work. When an incident occurs, you’ll want to know the steps needed in order to repair or treat the damaged tooth or injured mouth. It’s important that уоu contact your dentist immediately and provide as much detail about your condition. If the incident happens when your usual dental clinic is closed, many emergency clinics can be found online. When a dental emergency happens, you should have a grasp of what needs to be done when no dentist is around. You may need to find a 24 hour dentist as this could be the difference in saving or losing the tooth.
All dental emergencies require an immediate visit to the dentist in order to get the proper dental care and treatment. Dental emergencies occur when а tooth cracks, are loosened or is completely knocked out. Other situations like a dental crown coming off a tooth, or cracked gums are also considered dental emergencies. When any of these happen, the following care may help before your dentist can be seen:
Severe Toothache- You can rinse your mouth thoroughly with warm water then remove any food particle inserted between your teeth by using dental floss.
Swollen Mouth- A cold compress applied on the cheek or outside the aching area will help. A painkiller should never be put against the gums or tooth as it could burn the gum tissue.
Chipped or Broken Tooth- You’ll want to save the chipped or broken piece. The mouth including the broken piece should be rinsed with warm water. In case of bleeding, placing а piece of gauze on the affected area for 20 minutes will help stop the bleeding. Cold compress should be applied to the mouth, lip or cheek to help reduce any swelling and to relieve the pain. When the dental clinic opens, уоu should immediately go to your dentist.
Lost Filling- Stick а piece of sugarless gum into the hollow tooth or use commercial dental cement.
Lost crown- If уоu can, try to slip the crown over the tooth by coating the inside with dental cement, denture adhesive or toothpaste. This will help hold the crown right in its place.
Abscess in Your Mouth- These are infections occurring around the tooth’s root or in the space between the gums and teeth. It’s а serious condition that can cause damage to the tissue and the surrounding teeth. To draw the pus out and to relieve the pain, salt water solution should be used in rinsing the mouth. The solution is made by mixing water (8 ounces) with table salt (half teaspoon).
Soft Tissue Issues- These include the cheeks, gums, tongue and lips. Bleeding can be controlled by rinsing the mouth with salt water solution, then applying tea bag or gauze to put pressure for 15 – 20 minutes, to the bleeding area. To relieve pain and control bleeding, applying cold compress to cheek or outside of the mouth around bleeding area for about 5 to 10 minutes.