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8 Dental Emergencies and What You Need To Do


Dental emergency The St James Dental Group

• Dental emergency might not seem so much as an “emergency”. But if it is left untreated, it can result to a more serious condition – some are even life threatening.

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Alleviate the situation The St James Dental Group

• So don’t take dental emergency for granted. When you encounter any of the following dental emergencies, do the corresponding tips to alleviate the situation.

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Knocked out tooth The St James Dental Group

1. Knocked out tooth • Don’t be the dentist on this. If your tooth is knocked out, just wash the tooth with water gently.

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Don’t remove any tissue The St James Dental Group

• Be sure you don’t remove any tissue attached to the tooth. The best thing to do after that is to place the tooth back into its socket if at all possible.

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Go straight to your dentist The St James Dental Group

• If not, get a glass of milk and place your tooth there. Go straight to your dentist.

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Reasons for a broken tooth The St James Dental Group

2. Broken teeth • A few examples of why you might encounter a broken tooth are: an accident, a fight, grossly decayed tooth or a weak tooth.

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A uncomfortable experience The St James Dental Group

• This can be an uncomfortable experience. To alleviate the pain before you can visit your dentist, just get warm water rinse your mouth, if there is any swelling, use a cold compress on your face to reduce the swelling.

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Washing your mouth The St James Dental Group

3. Toothache. • There are a lot of factors that cause a toothache. When you feel the pain, start off by washing your mouth with warm water.

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Use a dental floss The St James Dental Group

• Then you can use a dental floss to remove any food particles trapped between the teeth of inside the gum. Contact your dentist if the pain won’t go away.

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Tooth Abscess The St James Dental Group

4. Dental abscess. • You will know you have dental abscess if you can see some swelling on areas of your gums, like a pimple. Dental abscess can be dangerous if left untreated.

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Rinse your mouth The St James Dental Group

• Use warm salted water to rinse your mouth and go to your dentist immediately.

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Broken jaw The St James Dental Group

5. Broken jaw. • You might have a fight or you accidentally bump your jaw to the wall or any object, as long as there is swelling in this area it means that you have injured your jaw.

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Cold compress The St James Dental Group

• You need to use cold compress for the swelling. Don’t ignore this incident. Go to your dentist immediately.

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Trapped objects in teeth The St James Dental Group

6. Stuck object between teeth. • Any object that gets trapped in between your teeth can easily damage your gum and teeth.

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Use dental floss The St James Dental Group

• Use dental floss to remove it and not just any object. Go to your dentist if you are not able to get it out from between your teeth.

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Temporary filling material The St James Dental Group

7. Broken filling. • If your filling breaks off or falls out, then you can buy a temporary filling material or cement from any pharmacy and put it in the “hole” where the filling use to be and contact your dentist immediately. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com


Use of sugarless gum The St James Dental Group

• You can also place a piece of sugarless gum there to cover the hole until you get to your dentist.

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Broken dental crowns The St James Dental Group

8. Broken dental crowns. • If your dental crown came off, best is to call your dentist right away for an appointment.

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Don’t go without crown The St James Dental Group

• You don’t want to be without the crown because the teeth can move and your crown may not fit anymore and have to end up paying for a new crown.

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Use of OTC temporary dental cement The St James Dental Group

• If you can’t get to your dentist right away and you need to wait a week or so, you can also use the OTC temporary dental cement to place the crown back on until you see you dentist.

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Dental emergencies The St James Dental Group

• Some of these dental emergencies need immediate attention either because of pain or risk of infection.

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Preventing further damage The St James Dental Group

• You need to take care of these right away because they can become more serious and dangerous. Dentists are trained to deal with these emergencies preventing further damage.

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Ask a professional The St James Dental Group

Dental Emergencies and What You Need To Do Contact us http://www.dentistcudahyca.com 323-771-7254

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Dental Emergency? What To Do