It is impossible to avoid dental problems even after doing regular brushing and go for a regular dental check-up.
Accidents can happen anytime anywhere. I am discussing here some dental emergency conditions and steps to manage them.
- Rinse your mouth with warm water and remove any food that is lodged in between teeth with dental floss.
- Use a cold compress on the outside of your mouth, especially if there's swelling.
- Do not apply aspirin directly to the painful area.
- Visit your dentist if pain persists
- Rinse your mouth, taking care to save any broken piece of tooth.
- Use gauze for about 10 minutes to stop bleeding.
- Apply cold compress around the affected area to minimize pain and swelling.
- Visit your dentist immediately.
- Hold the tooth by the crown (not from root portion) and rinse with water to remove any dirt.
- Take care not to remove any tissue attached to the tooth (do not scrub).
- Reinsert the tooth in the socket if you can, but don't force it. you can keep the tooth in a cup with milk.
- Chances of saving the tooth are highest if you see your dentist within one hour.
LOSS OF RESTORATION:
- Use sugar-free gum or dental cement as a temporary fix.
- Visit your dentist as early as possible.
- Try to put the crown back in place using toothpaste to hold it there (if you can).
- Save the crown and bring it with you to your dentist.
- If you notice small, painful, pimple like bump on your gums, it could be an abscess.
- Can be a sign of an infection that may spread if left untreated.
- Rinse with warm salt water to help reduce pain.
- Don't apply hot compress from outside of your mouth.
- Visit your dentist as soon as possible.
ULCER DUE TO BRACES:
- Apply sugar-free gum on the culprit brace.
- Apply analgesic gum gel to the affected area.
- Visit your dentist if the problem persists.