Despite our best efforts to take care of our oral health, dental emergencies do sometimes occur. They may be alarming when they do occur. Fortunately, emergency dental Bronx services can prevent further damage and restore good oral health. Here are some common dental emergencies:
A toothache is never a good sign since it might be a symptom of many other problems, including tooth decay. Additionally, although some toothaches may be managed without needing emergency care, some symptoms, including swelling, call for prompt attention. Aspirin and other medications should be avoided since contact with the afflicted gums might cause the tissue to burn. As an alternative, use a cold compress on the outside of your cheek and make an emergency dental clinic call.
Following your procedure, your dentist will advise you to practice good oral hygiene to avoid cavities, tooth decay, and other serious dental issues.
2. Lost filling or crown
Crowns and fillings restore damaged teeth back to ideal beauty and function. So when they break, you need to have them treated immediately to prevent more harm or reinfection. Try this temporary cure while waiting for emergency dental treatment. Stick a piece of sugarless gum into the cavity, but do not restore the tooth yourself to prevent hurting it. You may alternatively put the restoration in a zip-top bag and bring it to your dentist’s office to reapply or be fitted with a new crown.
3. Loose or Knocked Out Teeth
Any facial trauma that results in teeth coming loose or falling out necessitates emergency dental care. It is crucial to make an effort to keep a loose tooth in its socket in order to stop it from falling out. By lightly biting down on the tooth to keep it in place, you can achieve this. When a tooth is knocked out, it is crucial to look for the missing tooth. If the missing tooth is found, only the crown should be touched and rinsed.
You can preserve a missing tooth by doing two things: first put it back in the socket and bite down as you would with a loose tooth. Second, you can keep it in a glass of milk or water, just like you would for a chipped tooth fragment.
4. Soft Tissue Injury
The soft tissues of the mouth include the gums, lips, tongue and inside of the cheeks, and tongue. When one of these tissues is harmed, you should contact your emergency dentist immediately for assistance. Some situations may need an emergency dentist, while others may necessitate an emergency hospital visit. Soft tissue injuries such as punctures, lacerations, and rips should be washed with warm water before applying pressure to prevent bleeding.
5. Chips or Cracks
When a person bites down on something hard, uses their teeth for purposes other than biting and chewing, or suffers an accident, their teeth may chip or crack. Additionally, teeth cracking or chipping is more likely to occur in people who grind or clench their teeth. A trip to an emergency dentist is necessary if you have a tooth that has chipped or cracked. When you have an emergency dental appointment, you should rinse any tooth fragments, keep them in a glass of milk or water, and bring them with you.
If you have chipped teeth, aggravating toothache, soft tissue injury or knocked out teeth, you should seek emergency dental services to prevent further damage and restore your oral health..
Call Advanced Dental Care of Riverdale for dental emergency services.