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Dental Emergencies and How To Deal With Them

Posted on 3/22/2021 by Alan Snodgrass
Dental Emergencies and How To Deal With ThemAccidents can happen at any time, whether you are playing sports, or riding a bike, or even just walking down the steps. If an accident causes a dental emergency, the first thing you need to do is to call Alan Snodgrass, DDS and Jake Farmer, DDS at Thurston Oaks Dental to get treated for the problem. However, if we are not open, here are some things you can do to cope with them:

What To Do If You Knock Out Your Tooth

If you knock out a permanent tooth, you should keep it moist. If you can do so, try placing the tooth back into the socket without it touching the root. If that's not possible, you can place it underneath your tongue or between your gums and cheek or put it in a bag of milk.

A knocked-out tooth may be planted back into your tooth socket by us within 15 minutes to 2 hours of the accident. That is why we advise you to get an urgent appointment with us immediately.

WhatTo Do If You Crack Your Tooth?

If you crack your tooth, the first thing you need to do is rinse your mouth with warm water. This will keep it clean. You can place a cold compress to your face to keep the swelling down. After that, you should visit us as soon as possible.

What To Do If You Bite Your Tongue or Lip?

If you bite your tongue and lip hard enough to draw blood, you should clean the area with warm water. Place a cold compress on the affected area to bring down the swelling. If you experience excessive bleeding or you are in a lot of pain, go to an emergency room or get an urgent appointment with us.

What To Do If You Have a Terrible Toothache?

For toothache, rinse your mouth with a solution of salt and warm water. Do not place aspirin on top of your tooth as it can burn your gums.
If you don't see any apparent cause for pain, it may be a hidden cavity and you should get treatment for it soon.

What To Do If Something Is Stuck In My Teeth?

You should use dental floss to remove anything stuck between your teeth. If the object cannot be removed with floss, do not use pointed objects like your nails or pins to remove it; this can lead to tissue damage and infection.

As soon as you can, get an appointment with us so that we can remove the debris. If left untreated, it can lead to infection.

You can take a few precautions to prevent tooth emergencies, including wearing a mouthguard when playing sports, not using your teeth to cut non-edible things and avoid choosing on ice or hard candy. If you face a dental emergency, call us at (360) 514-9212 so that we can schedule an urgent appointment for you.

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