If you experience a broken tooth, abscess, lost filling, or severe toothache, you need to call your dentist as soon as possible. Avoiding dental emergency treatment can lead to more severe problems or sometimes even the loss of a tooth.
There are also things you can do to save your tooth before reaching your dentist. The following are these preventive measures that could keep your oral damage from worsening.
When a tooth, a piece of tooth, or dental appliance has been displaced or lost, it is advisable to collect all the missing pieces before visiting your dentist or the emergency room. Keeping the tooth can sometimes allow the dentist to restore it.
Also, use floss to remove any food debris you may find trapped between your teeth and causing more pain. Do not use aspirin in the tooth or gum tissue. If you still experience pain, call your dentist and give them the details of the situation instantly.
Also, when a broken wire gets stuck in your cheek, tongue, or gums, do not try to pull it out yourself. Immediately go to your dentist for treatment.
Then, be careful with the remaining tissue in the tooth and rinse it gently with water. Place it safely in warm salted water or a glass of milk. Moreover, you can even try to put it back to the socket and hold it in place if possible. Your dentist can restore your tooth if you reach them within an hour or so.
Also, use a cold compress to reduce swelling. Visit the emergency room immediately in case of heavy bleeding.
Do not delay in visiting your dentist during dental emergencies. Ignoring dental emergencies can lead to more painful and costly dental treatments in the future.
Stonewall Dental Associates offers dental emergency treatments with the help of our in-house emergency dentists at Manassas, VA. For more details and appointments call us at (703) 368-1000, book online, or visit us at 8719 Stonewall Rd, Manassas, VA 20110.