What to do during a dental emergency

March 14, 2016 - By Bruce Michaelson
What to do during a dental emergency

Teeth are made to last a lifetime. They can withstand much impact and help us to consume healthy food to live a healthy life. From the young days we would have been guided towards how to take the best care of our teeth. From the correct methods of brushing and flossing and rinsing. Parents, caretakers and many of the best dentist Dubai would have attended to our teeth many times and time and again reminded us of the importance of the teeth and why you need to take good care of them. Throughout the year general dentists even recommend orthodontics Dubai to perfect your teeth.

All this would be done to ensure that our teeth remain healthy and strong in the years to come and last us a lifetime. But sometimes unexpected events can affect the health of our teeth. A trauma can lead to unexpected damage to your teeth and even lead to a loss of a tooth. Many a times we are not aware of what to do at the time of such an dental emergency. Though we may not expect a trauma to happen to us it is best to be prepared and knowledgeable of the steps to be taken at such an time.

The most common dental trauma is when a tooth gets knocked out. This can be caused during a heavy impact sport, a fall or even a accident at home, school, work or when travelling.  If a tooth does get knocked out it is advised to visit the neared dentist as soon as possible. Try to find the tooth that was knocked out and take it with you. You can rinse it water. If the tooth is in one piece it is best if you can reposition in it the location it was knocked out from originally. If you are not able to place it back in position keep the tooth as moist as possible ideally in a glass of milk. Most of the time if you reach the dental office within an hour it is possible to replace it. If not do not fear as dentist are trained to handle such emergencies and can even use dental implants Dubai to replace the lost tooth.

If the teeth doesn’t get knocked out but gets chipped or broken try to collect as many of these pieces as you possible. It is recommended to rinse the mouth with warm water. If bleeding is seen from the site keep a gauze in the area to stop the bleeding. And apply a cold compression in places of swelling to keep it under control. Again it is recommended to visit the dentist as soon as possible.

A toothache is also considered a dental emergency. It can be caused by various underlying dental issues. Sometimes even health issues can lead to dental problems. It is vital to get the assistance of a dentist to find the root cause of the pain. Till you visit the dentist, brush and floss as usual to remove any food pieces stuck within the teeth. To manage the pain you can use a cold compression or take a pain killer.

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