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What to do in a Dental Emergency
Knowing what to do in a dental emergency can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.
Here are some quick tips for common dental emergencies:
If you are dealing with a chipped or cracked tooth, you should try to keep the broken fragment in its original condition as best as you can. First, clean the area around the broken tooth and gently remove any food debris or foreign particles (i.e. sand or dirt) by rinsing the area of the mouth with warm water or mild salt solution.
If there’s bleeding, try to stop it by applying a moistened gauze square to the affected area. Apply gentle but firm pressure for about 10 minutes or until bleeding stops. Should bleeding persist after 20 minutes, contact a dentist immediately.
Next, immediately locate the missing tooth and put it into a glass of milk or saltwater solution. That would keep the tooth safe and protected until a dentist reattaches it to the original tooth socket.
If the tooth is reattached within an hour of it falling out, there is a much better chance of saving it. Call us immediately on 1300 625 625.
If you are experiencing severe pain with swollen gums around the affected tooth, you probably have an infection. Toothaches caused by the bacterial disease known as dental caries do not go away with painkillers. They must be treated immediately or may result in demineralization of the tooth and lead to more serious complications.
Toothaches may also be caused by irregular eruption of a wisdom tooth or development of gum abscesses. Other types include jaw pains or a tooth that hurts only when you’re chewing on something.
If you have lost a filling, temporarily fill the spot with sugarless gum and immediately contact us.
When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to call us as soon as possible.
Here are some simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to the teeth:
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please contact Dental 359 in Subiaco immediately on 1 300 625 625.
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