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Crucial Steps to Consider In Case of a Dental Emergency
Posted on 10/11/2021 by Malmquist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral diseases and severe injuries to your teeth and gums qualify as dental emergencies, and you should never ignore them. If you suddenly feel severe pain from a dental crown, have a persistent toothache, or get involved in an accident that leaves you with half a tooth, take the necessary steps to visit our offices as soon as possible. Even though these red flags might seem non-issue, failure to attend to them may lead to permanent tooth loss or other medical complications such as oral cancer, stroke, or cardiovascular diseases.
Types of Medical Emergencies
Dental emergencies include toothaches, broken teeth, cracked teeth, severe bleeding, extruded tooth, objects sticking between your teeth, and permanent teeth loss. You have two options in case of a dental emergency. The first is rushing to the emergency room, and the second is taking care of the injury before you see one of our dentists.
Severe dental emergencies require immediate attention. However, if the emergency is not severe, for instance, a lost filling or a cracked tooth, you can wait until the next day before seeing one of our professionals. You should not take too long before consulting with our dentist if your emergency is not severe because the longer you take, the more the damage, which translates to costly treatment options.
Warm water can help address certain dental emergencies, such as those that are not so severe, like cracked and broken teeth. All you have to do is rinse your mouth and clean the affected area. In case of permanent tooth loss, locate the tooth, rinse it in water and avoid scrubbing it. You can try to return it to its original location. If that is impossible, put it in a glass of fresh milk and contact our dentists immediately. Visit or get in touch with our office for more dental emergency tips.