Even if you practice proper dental hygiene and go in for regular dental
cleanings, you’re not immune to dental emergencies. You might lose
a tooth, break a tooth, or experience an abscess, all of which can be
considered emergencies. Here’s a look at how you can handle some
of the more common dental emergencies.
If for any reason you happen to lose an adult tooth, the first thing you
should do is attempt to find it. Even if it falls onto the ground, pick
the tooth up by its crown and gently rinse it off. While a dental implant
can do a perfectly good job of retaining your bone mass and restoring
your smile after you lose a tooth, it’s nice to keep your natural
teeth in place. Try to reinsert the tooth back into its socket, and store
it between your gum and cheek or in a glass of milk if you’re unsuccessful.
Then you can head to your general dentistry practice to seek professional
A broken tooth
can be a painful dental emergency. As is the case with lost teeth, you should try to find and hold onto
any pieces of your natural tooth that have fallen out of your mouth. Rinse
the broken pieces of your tooth in warm water and use a cold compress
to relieve any swelling. Your dentist may recommend dental bonding in
order to restore your broken tooth.
An abscess is an infection that starts in the tooth but may spread throughout
your body. This type of infection can be serious, so you should contact
your general dentistry practice as soon as you can. Rinse out your mouth
with warm salt water to reduce the pain and draw out the infection until then.
Dental emergencies can be painful, so don’t wait to contact Associated
Dental Care on Bloomingdale Road or call
Eagle Falls Dentistry on Stratford Drive at (630) 894-5992 if you’re suffering. It’s
our job as dentists to do everything we can to alleviate your symptoms
and keep you comfortable and healthy. Visit our website to learn about
our dental bonding, implant dentures, and other dental services near Bloomingdale, IL.