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How to Treat the Different Types of Dental Emergencies

Posted on 2/21/2022 by Evan
How to Treat the Different Types of Dental EmergenciesWhen we talk about dental emergencies, we are referring to dental problems that need to be addressed immediately. These are usually pressing problems that need immediate attention and need to get instant treatment otherwise they get from bad to worse very fast. These emergencies usually occur at any time and place. Thereby, attention is needed as soon as possible to mitigate the effects. Here are a few such emergencies and how you should handle them.

Gum bleeding and toothaches

Toothaches and bleeding gums are some of the most common emergencies you may get. Toothaches might be as a result of tooth decay, teeth infections, teeth worms and injuries. When flossing, some people may experience bleeding gums. However, this may be natural and nothing to worry about. If it the bleeding gums are recurrent, then there may be something to worry about. In such instances, it may be prudent to engage us. We'll then perform a series of tests to determine whether or not there is something to worry about or its simple a naturally occurring phenomenon.

Cracked teeth

Cracked teeth are an emergency that cannot be ignored. Normally, cracked teeth are gotten from contact sports such as football, or during accidents that couldn't be avoided. Cracked teeth need to be addressed as soon as possible or else the patient will have to look for more expensive options to take care of the existing issue. When you crack your tooth, it's important that you rinse out the mouth with a brine solution. The salt in the solution helps kill bacteria and provide an environment where they can't reproduce as fast. As such, this gives us the time to properly handle the situation and keep our patient's smile going.

Knocked out tooth

Usually knocked out teeth are as a result of very spirited sporting or violent confrontations. In such instances, it becomes a serious situation that needs to be addressed if you have any hopes of using the tooth again. Since we know that you may feel the need to wash out your wound, a brine solution would work best. Not only does it prevent bacteria from forming around the wound, it also keeps the tissues fresh enough for a reattachment too be possible. Ideally, we like receiving the tooth and the patient within the hour which makes it very easy to perform the reattachment.
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