A Dental Emergency can occur at any unexpected moment. Apart from the apparent physical and mental pain, it can be potentially dangerous in the future. If you prolong treatment or ignore a Dental Emergency, this can cause further problems that will be more painful and expensive to treat.
This is why it is recommended that you go and see a Dentist as soon as possible. But, in case you have to wait for professional help, it is always best to be prepared and know what you can do during such an emergency. Our Medical Centre in Chipping Norton is a caring atmosphere, we provide service to customers coming to us from Moorebank filled with a friendly staff that greets our patients in a warm, comfortable manner.
In this blog post, we will provide you with a list of Dental Emergencies and what you can do to prevent damage during each of them:
If you experience a sharp toothache, firstly, rinse your mouth thoroughly with warm water and then use dental floss to clean and remove any food that is stuck in between your teeth. If you feel your gums are swollen, apply a cold compress to your cheeks to reduce the swelling. Be sure not to put aspirin or any other tablet near the affected areas to prevent harsh burns.
Broken Braces and Wires
If a piece of the wire on your Braces breaks from its band and sticks out to poke and irritate your Gums, you can take a soft object like the eraser end of a pencil to try and put the wire back in its place. If that doesn’t work, you can cover the edge of the wire with Orthodontic wax, a cotton ball or any other soft object to prevent scratching on your Gums until you get to the Dentist.
Lost Filling or Crown
If you lose your Dental Filling, the first thing you should do is get a sugar-less gum and stick a piece of it in the missing area of your tooth. A sugar filled gum will cause pain which is why we recommend a sugar-free gum or dental cement to keep the filling intact until you get to your Dentist Moorebank.
If your Dental Crown falls off, on the other hand, use a cotton swab to apply some clove oil to the affected area to ease any pain. Try to put the crown back on the teeth using Dental cement or toothpaste.
Chipped or Broken Teeth
If a part of your tooth chips or breaks off, instead of throwing it away, try to save the pieces! Just rinse your mouth with warm water along with the broken pieces. If any bleeding occurs, apply some gauze to the area for around 10 minutes or until the bleeding stops. You should apply a cold compress to your mouth or cheek to ease any pain and prevent swelling.
In each of the cases, you must see your Dentist as soon as possible. In case of any Dental emergencies, contact our experts at Align Dentistry & Medical Centre at (02) 9723 5757!