Oral accidents and injuries can arise at several different times in our life. However just because we suffer dental damage does not mean your mouth is guaranteed to fail you. There are ways to protect and repair your smile even if the worst should come to pass. After an oral emergency, it is crucial to implement effective treatment tactics until professional help can be given. Here are some important tips to remember:
– It may be possible to suffer from an oral emergency due to a toothache. Although toothaches typically arise as infections within your mouth, they can lead to further dental damage and put your smile at a severe risk of damage. Visit your dentist as soon as a toothache occurs.
– If you ever have any object stuck between teeth, it is important to remove the offending debris delicately. Never use a sharp instrument or any kind of tool that can potentially damage your tooth enamel or gums. Try using an interdental cleaner such as dental floss to gently dislodge the object.
– Several risk factors arise if you have teeth that are knocked out. In the case of an oral emergency, collect the tooth and place it in a tooth-saving solution such as Save-A-Tooth. If you see your dentist within one hour, you have the best chance of having the tooth saved and returned to its socket.
If you are ready for help treating an oral emergency, Trailridge Family Dental at our dentist office in Parma, Idaho, is here to help! You are welcome to call us at 208.806.0765. Dr. Allan Stevenson and our entire team look forward to seeing you smile.