Dental Emergencies and What to Do

One way to reduce the chances of a dental emergency or damage to your teeth, lips, cheek and tongue is to wear a mouthguard when participating in sports or recreational activities that may pose a risk. Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels and hard candy, all of which can cause damage. And don’t use your teeth as scissors, can openers, or other kitchen gadgets – they are meant to chew food, cut tape using scissors rather than your teeth.
Accidents do happen though, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.
When confronted with a dental emergency Рcall your dentist and provide as much detail as possible about your condition. Remember, pain is a signal that something is wrong Рa problem that will not disappear even if the pain subsides. Here are some helpful hints and tips to keep in mind when faced with a dental emergency:

Bitten Lip or Tongue
Clean the area gently with a cloth and apply cold compresses to reduce any swelling. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, go to a hospital emergency room immediately.
Broken Tooth
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Use cold compresses on the area to keep any swelling down. Call your dentist immediately.
Jaw-Possibly Broken
Apply cold compresses to control swelling. Go to your dentist or a hospital emergency department immediately.
Knocked Out Tooth
Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse off the root of the tooth in water if it’s dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket. If that isn’t possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk and get to the dentist as quickly as possible. Remember to take the tooth with you!
Objects Caught Between Teeth
Try to gently remove the object with dental floss; avoid cutting the gums. Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth. If you can’t dislodge the object using dental floss, contact your dentist.
Toothache
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss or an interdental cleaner to ensure that there is no food or other debris caught between the teeth. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue. Contact your dentist.

The best way to avoid dental emergencies is to keep up with your check-ups. Call Dr. Ralph Reilly today to schedule your next visit – 732-356-9120

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