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Posted by DR. GREGORY ZABEK on Apr 8 2020, 06:24 AM

Whenever you face a dental emergency due to a sudden accident or chronic disease, then the teeth or the tissues of the mouth surrounding them might require immediate proper care. In order to give you that urgent care, the emergency dentist is always ready to serve your needs.

What are common dental emergencies?

The most common dental emergencies are:

Traumatic Dental Injuries

If you get your permanent tooth knocked out, then you need to take immediate action. You can save your tooth by picking the tooth without touching the root. Gently clean the crown with water, and place it back in its socket correctly. Hold it by applying gentle pressure and go to the dentist immediately. If it is hard for you to place it back in its position, then carry it in a container of cold milk.

Tooth Pain

The most common reason behind dental pain is tooth decay, which occurs due to a bacterial infection and spreads onto other teeth and the gum tissue. Sometimes, tooth pain might also indicate that you require root canal treatment. This treatment can give you relief from the acute and even save your tooth. If you have a persisting toothache, then you need immediate treatment from the dentist. 

Gum Emergencies

Injuries and infections that affect the soft tissues of the mouth might need emergency treatment as well. 

Orthodontic Emergencies

A few orthodontic emergencies are trauma or injury to the teeth, face or mouth, which lead to infection, swollen gums, mouth or face, and unbearable discomfort or pain. In these conditions, you should immediately seek care from your dentist. If your orthodontic device gets loose, breaks, or irritates, then it is better to call your dentist for advice.

How can you maintain your dental health at home?

You can follow the tips below:

  • Use a soft-bristled multi-tufted toothbrush to brush twice a day
  • Don’t brush too hard
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Limit the consumption of sugary foods 
  • Scrap your tongue daily
  • Quit smoking
  • Use fluoride toothpaste
  • Don’t brush soon after drinking acidic beverages (like soda, sports drinks, and juices)
  • Drink lots of water

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