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Dental emergencies happen. That’s why The Dental Circle team is prepared to treat a myriad of dental accidents that may occur in your day-to-day activities. Be sure that if you have any condition that affects your mouth or face to such an extent that you can neither concentrate nor function (including those dental emergencies listed below) seek professional dental care from your dentist immediately. Ignoring a dental problem can lead to permanent damage. Save yourself costly dental surgeries down the line and respond with haste to any dental emergency.
How to Deal With Common Emergencies
Knocked out Teeth: Sports, games and other physical activities can often pose dangers, including knocked out teeth. In the event that a tooth is knocked out, respond quickly. The best chance your tooth has to survive is if you get treatment within 30 minutes. Hold the tooth by the crown (the top of the tooth that under usual circumstances would be exposed in the mouth), and rinse it off without removing any tissue that may be connected. If possible, gently place the tooth back into its original position. Ensure that the tooth is facing the correct direction. Do not force the tooth back into its socket. If the tooth cannot be placed back into the socket, deposit the tooth in a container of cold milk, and seek professional dental treatment immediately.
Toothaches: In the event of a chronic toothache, gently floss around the area and rinse your mouth with warm water. Be sure not to apply aspirin or any other painkiller directly to the tooth or gum, as it may burn away tissue from the area. Use a cold press to relieve swelling and seek professional dental treatment immediately.
Chipped or Broken Teeth: Having a chipped tooth can be uncomfortable and may make you self conscious. If you have chipped a tooth, try and save the broken pieces. Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to the affected area of your face. Seek professional dental treatment immediately.
Lost Filling: If you have lost a filling, a quick solution is to place a piece of sugarless gum in the empty space. Make sure the gum is sugarless, because gum containing any sugar will create pain in the empty space. Another solution is to fill the empty space with dental cement, which can be purchased over-the-counter. Seek professional dental treatment immediately.
Broken Braces and Wires: If a metal wire breaks, or is uncomfortably situated in your mouth, cover the end of the wire with orthodontic wax, a small cotton ball, and a piece of gauze until you can get to the orthodontist’s office. Never attempt to cut the wire yourself; instead, seek professional dental treatment immediately.
Abscess: An abscess is an infection that can occur around the root of a tooth, or in the area between teeth and gums. Abscesses are a serious condition that can severely damage tissues in your mouth. If you find or feel an abscess in your mouth, seek professional dental treatment immediately.
Objects Caught Between Teeth: If you have an object stuck between your teeth, first try and gently remove the object with dental floss. Never use a sharp object like a pin to remove the object as you may cut your gums or tooth. If floss does not remove the object, seek professional dental treatment immediately.