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How to Deal With Dental Emergency

  March 14, 2017

6 Tips by Dentist on How to Deal With Dental Emergency

Accidents can occur anytime, anywhere and all of a sudden. However, it is important to know how to handle such situation, especially if you are a parent. You need to know that there is a difference between losing and saving the permanent teeth of your child. In the case of any dental emergency it is necessary to take your child to the nearest emergency dentist in your area as soon as possible.

Be prepared

Being a parent you need to be calm as kids tend to get scared easily if they see adults in the state of panic. The least you can do in case of any dental emergency is remain composed and do the thing that needs to be taken care of. It is better to be prepared to take care of such situations beforehand by preparing an emergency kit to take care of such occasions. Some of the items that you might need are gauze, cold compress, mouthwash and others. There are many home remedies for toothache and other dental issues, like using clove oil, rinsing with lukewarm water and more.

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Tips to take care of common dental emergencies are:

  • Tooth knocked out: In this case you need to rush to an emergency dentist right away. In the meantime, find the fallen tooth and wash it with milk or saliva to remove any debris. If there is bleeding from the affected area, then have your child rinse the mouth with lukewarm water and apply gauze over the area. Do not try to insert the teeth back in the socket, as it might harm the base for their permanent teeth.
  • Crack in tooth: For a cracked or fractured tooth, make them rinse their mouth with warm water so as to clean the area. If you notice any swelling on the face, then apply a cold compress on the cheek, over the affected area.
  • Jaw broken: This is a severe issue and should be taken care of immediately. If you think that your child’s jaw is broken, then visiting a 24 hours dental emergency in Hertfordshire or elsewhere immediately is the best solution.
  • Cut on the lip or tongue: See if there is any serious bleeding out of the tongue or lip, if yes, then clear the area and gently apply a cold compress. In case the cut is severe then visit a dentist as soon as possible.
  • Severe toothache: Rinse the mouth with lukewarm water and brush your teeth gently, to remove any food particle stuck in between teeth. Apply clove oil on the affected area as it can help ease the pain. However, if the pain persists then visit a dentist as soon as possible.
  • Object stuck in mouth or teeth: Try brushing your teeth to get the object out of the mouth if it doesn’t do the trick then use floss. In case, the child is in pain and uneasy then visit a dentist if possible.

In the case of any dental emergency, you can visit any Watford dental care, as most of the clinics provide emergency service to their patients.

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