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Your family could require emergency dental care in Maple Grove at any time for any reason. Knowing what to do when a dental emergency occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth.
What to Do in a dental emergency
A dental emergency includes any trauma to the mouth that may cause bleeding gums, and dislodged or fracture teeth. Such emergencies can include extreme oral pain (teeth or gums), abscesses, infection, tooth sensitivity or a traumatic injury. A dental emergency may require immediate medical attention.
Knocked Out Tooth
For an adult or permanent tooth, be sure to keep it wet or moist at all times. If possible, place your tooth back in its' socket without touching the root. If this proves to be too painful, you can place it between your cheek and gums, or in milk. Call you dentist right away.
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Use a cold compress or ice pack on your face to keep swelling down. Make sure to see your dentist right away.
Tongue or Lip Bite
Clean the bite area gently with water and apply an ice pack to reduce swelling.
Start with cleaning your tooth by rinsing with warm water. Gently floss to remove any food caught between your teeth. Do not put aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissues.
Objects stuck in Mouth
Attempt to gently remove objects stuck between teeth with floss. Do not try to remove it with sharp or pointed instruments. Call your dentist for any items that remain stuck.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, it is important to see your dentist right away.
Preventing Dental Emergencies
You can take some simple precautions to prevent a dental emergency.
- Wear a mouthguard when participating in sports or recreational activities.
- Avoid chewing hard food items like ice, popcorn kernels and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth.
- Always use scissors and NEVER your teeth to cut things.
Here at Reflections Dental, we reserve time in our daily schedule for emergency patients. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call our office.