What Do You Do When Dental Emergency Occurs?
Posted by Winning Smiles Dentistry on Jan 28 2022, 01:16 AM
No one knows when a dental emergency would occur. This is why it is important to know what to do and who to call during such incidents.
Not all dental injuries are an emergency. So, it is essential to identify what is considered a dental emergency.
What Isn’t a Dental Emergency?
Sometimes a painful injury might occur and it might not be an actual dental emergency. A bitten lip or a blow to the cheek can cause a soft tissue injury. Control the bleeding by applying firm pressure on the injury site.
If nothing major has happened like tooth disruption or a loose tooth, it is not considered a dental emergency. If you can’t figure out if it is a dental emergency, call your health professional and take the necessary measures.
Causes of Dental Emergencies
Car accidents, work-related accidents, playing sports, rough playing, etc. can lead to oral injuries. And they should be treated immediately to prevent more problematic issues in the future.
Biting on hard substances or trying to rip open with your teeth can chip or cause cracks on your teeth. Also, tooth infections can cause abscesses which if left untreated lead to more serious issues.
Common Dental Emergencies
Some dental injuries can result in a broken tooth. Collect the fragments of the broken tooth if possible to take to the dentist. Clean the injured area with lukewarm water, and place a damp cloth over the place of the injury.
If an injury causes your permanent tooth to fall off, make an effort to place the tooth back into its socket, touching only the crown. Otherwise, preserve the tooth by soaking it in fresh milk to take it to your dentist.
Mouth injuries need fast medical attention. If the jaw gets distorted, hold the face firmly and seek medical care.
A painful toothache can occur due to an abscess or some other infection in the mouth. Rinse and clean your mouth with saltwater. If the pain in your tooth persists, contact your dentist.
What to Do in a Dental Emergency
During a dental emergency, immediately go to the emergency room or your dentist. And until you see your dentist, take the measures we have discussed to care for the injury.
Go to Dr. Ghasem K Darian at 20165 N 67th Ave #103, Glendale, AZ 85308 for any dental emergencies. You can also call (623) 777-7942 or schedule an appointment online to consult our dentist.