Tips for Handling a Dental Emergency

Tips for Handling a Dental Emergency

Jan 25, 2019

Anything can happen in the blink of an eye and result in a dental emergency. Sports, falls, and other unfortunate situations can put your child’s teeth in harm’s way. To prevent further injury in the case of a dental emergency, visit Golnick Pediatric Dentistry for comprehensive care for your child’s teeth. Here are some of our best tips for use when you are experiencing a dental emergency:

Act Quickly with a Knocked-Out Tooth

A tooth that is dislodged needs to be handled carefully and efficiently. Try handle the tooth as little as possible, and if you can place it back into the socket so do gently. If the tooth will not go into the socket, put it in a container or milk, saltwater, or the saliva of your child until you can reach Golnick Pediatric Dentistry.

Use Cold Therapy in the Event of a Broken Tooth

If the tooth is broken or chipped, you should gather all of the pieces, if possible, and then rise the mouth out. Stop the bleeding with a gauze pad or wet tea bag, then use a cold compress to alleviate pain in the mouth. Your dentist will examine the injury and offer the proper treatment methods for a broken tooth. If more than one tooth is affected, your Golnick pediatric dentist knows every solution to make your child’s teeth look more uniform and function well.

Avoid Using Sharp Items to Retrieve Stuck Objects

Do not ever use a sharp object to dislodge anything from teeth. This includes hair pins, needles, and nail files. These can cause bleeding, infections, broken teeth, and other injuries. If flossing or using a toothpick has not removed the stuck item, visit a dentist so that the object can be removed from teeth safely and effectively.

A dental professional can save your teeth from potential damage and fix damage that has already occurred. If you have a tooth that has been knocked out or broken, we can provide the proper treatment to reduce discomfort and prevent further damage to teeth. We also restore the functionality of teeth, so you can eat and drink normally.

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