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What You Should Do If You Have A Dental Emergency

Posted on 6/25/2021 by San Tan Oral Surgery
What You Should Do If You Have A Dental EmergencyIt is always a frightening experience when you face a dental emergency. However, most people do not know when a dental issue is an emergency, who they should call for help. For this, we will be glad to explain what to do when facing such a situation, so you can overcome the emergency without much trouble.

Understand What Is Urgent Dental Emergency

There are various dental problems that may represent an emergency. Some of the most common include bleeding gums that will not stop and the presence of knocked-out teeth. Other emergencies include an injured jaw, painful swelling, extreme tooth sensitivity, or a painful toothache that does not subside.

Compared to other dental problems, we need to treat these as early as possible in order to avoid any complications. Non-urgent dental emergencies include a dull toothache, small chip, mild tooth sensitivity, or food lodged in between your teeth.

How To Act During A Urgent Dental Emergency

Panic can keep you from acting and worse the situation, so no matter the level of a dental emergency, always ensure to remain calm. There are some things you can do to help yourself or the affected person in a dental emergency. If you dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a cup of boiling water and use the concoction as a mouthwash, it can relieve the irritation and reduce the swelling.

In case of a knocked-out tooth, ensure you put the tooth in a glass of milk as you seek further assistance. We recommend patients to floss, especially if they experience pain in one specific tooth, as the pain may be a result of something stuck underneath their gums or between their teeth. You can also take painkillers to minimize the level of a toothache. Please contact our offices if you want to know more about what to do in case of an urgent dental emergency. We are always ready to assist you.

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