Emergency Dental Care

Dental emergencies run the possibility of being serious, and should be dealt with immediately. Permanent damage can result from ignoring a serious dental issue, and could prove to be costly to the individual’s health and financial well-being. Below is an outline of how to deal with various dental emergencies:

• Chipped teeth – If broken pieces are accessible, they must be saved. Rinse the mouth in warm water, as well as any broken pieces. If bleeding is present, place a piece of gauze on the affected area for 10 minutes, or until the bleeding stops. Apply a cold compress to the facial area where the injury occurred, and see a dentist as soon as possible.

• Partially dislodged tooth – Visit a dentist or doctor as soon as possible. Place a cold compress over the affected area to alleviate pain, and take a pain reliever, prior to the dental visit.

• Soft-tissue injuries – Injuries to the gums, tongue and cheeks are considered soft-tissue injuries, and can cause significant bleeding. The following measures can be taken to handle the bleeding:
o Use a salt-water solution to rinse the mouth
o Moisten a piece of gauze and use it to apply pressure to the affected area for approximately 20 minutes
o Use a cold compress and apply pressure to the facial area where the injury occurred for approximately 10 minutes
o Consult a dentist immediately if the bleeding does not cease, or visit an emergency room. Continue to apply pressure to the affected area until the start of treatment.

• Objects between teeth – Use dental floss as a first option to remove the object. If this is unsuccessful, make an appointment for a dental visit. Do not use sharp objects to dislodge the object, as they can cause further and possibly more serious damage.

• Lost filling – Make a dental appointment as soon as possible. In the interim, use a piece of sugarless gum to cover the cavity.

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