Are you aware that oral emergencies often depend on the treatment they receive within the first few minutes of an accident occurring? Believe it or not, teeth that have been fully knocked out can be saved if you place them gently into a tooth-saving solution before they dry out. With the tooth in a liquid to retain moisture, it may be possible for your dentist to reapply the tooth to its original position within your smile. Because of this reason and many others, it is important to always be prepared for oral emergencies.
For lost fillings, use some chewing gum, dental wax, or dental cement to fully conceal the area until you can get it fixed. For dental crown loss, clean the area to ensure it is sanitary, and proceed to holding a cotton swab bathed in clove oil over the affected area until professional treatment can be given.
If you have an object that is stuck amidst your teeth, try using dental floss to delicately remove it. Never use a product or object to pry at the object in question, especially if it is sharp or pointy, as it can easily slice or damage your teeth and gums.
Although one of the most common oral emergencies occurs when a person bites their lips or gums, most bites are not serious. However, the risk of infection exists with open wounds, so take care of every wound accordingly. Make sure to rinse out the wound to keep it clean and apply medical gauze until the bleeding stops.
Using Cone Beam CT scanner technology, we can scan your mouth for specific readouts on blunt trauma to help better aid you. No matter which option for your oral emergency care you choose, Dr. Denver Palmer and our team at Cedar Pointe Family Dentistry will make sure that you receive the care and quality your smile requires. If you would like to come visit us at our dentist office in Farmington, New Mexico, please schedule an appointment at (505) 327.0044. Save your smile with our help today!