Dental Emergencies and Procedures


Imagine a scenario at night when you woke to drink water, but bumped into the fridge and in the process you lost your tooth and your gums are bleeding. This is exactly the case of Dental emergency.

In other words any trauma to the mouth that may cause bleeding and mutilation to the gums, and dislodge or fracture teeth, and is immediate need of medical attention can be termed as dental emergency.

TYPES OF DENTAL EMERGENCY CAUSES AND TREATMENTS

There are many types of emergency dental Tucson situations which can take place accidently or can appear out of nowhere. It can be a crack in the tooth, toothaches, root canal , dislodging of tooth ,half broken tooth, knocked out tooth, damage to lips and gums, and many more.

Toothaches:

· In case of toothaches rinse your mouth, clean it and incase of logged food use dental floss to remove it.

· Donot use aspirin or any painkiller as it damages gums and visit your dentist as soon as possible.

 

Knocked out tooth:

· Take the uprooted tooth and rinse it by holding the crown and donot touch or remove the tissue part attached to it.

· Contain the tooth in a container containing milk or saw-tooth and quickly consult a dentist within a hour.

 

Crack in the tooth:

· Rinse the area using hot water and clean the area ,keep cold compress to avoid swelling and rush to the dentist.

 

Root canal in the tooth:

· Rinse the area using hot water and clean the area ,keep cold compress to avoid swelling and rush to the dentist.

· Don’t use aspirin and rush to dentist for immediate treatment.

 

Half Broken tooth:

· Rinse the remaining part of the tooth and also the broken pieces using hot water.

· Apply gauze in case of any bleeding for ten to fifteen minutes.

· Rinse the area using hot water and clean the area ,keep cold compress to avoid swelling and rush to the dentist.

Damage to lips and soft tissue:

· Rinse the area using mild salt water and clean the area .

· keep cold compress to avoid swelling for 10 minutes.

· In case of bleeding use piece of gauze or lea bag to control it along with cold compress

· If bleeding donot stop visit the hospital as soon as possible and consult dentist.

 

PRECAUTIONS:

· Always keep a dentist floss, guaze at home and be calm to handle the situations .

· Keep the dentist first aid kit at home

· Have a mouthguard and wear it when participating in sports .

· Avoid chewing hard gums,ice, which can crack a tooth.

· Donot use teeth to cut things instead use scissors.


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