Dealing with dental emergencies

by | Dec 12, 2016 | Dentist

Anytime there is an incident that results in damage to a tooth or the gums, the results can be potentially quite serious and must not be ignored. Any dental trauma that is ignored can easily result in permanent damage and can often result in the need for more extensive treatment in the future.

Here is a list of common problems that might require that you see an emergency dentist in Boston:

*    Toothache: There are numerous reasons for a toothache, some cause far more pain than others. Pain from a simple cavity, although uncomfortable, can often be settled down by rinsing with warm water and using dental floss to remove any evidence of debris in the area of the ache. If the pain is excruciating it probably is from an abscess, this is often reason enough to seek emergency dental care.

*    Chipped or broken teeth: If possible, gather up the pieces and save them. Rinse your mouth and the pieces, if there is evidence of bleeding bite down on a piece of clean gauze for 10 or 15 minutes, the bleeding should stop. To keep any swelling down, place a cold compress on the cheek. Rarely is a chipped or broken tooth a reason to seek emergency care although seek care as soon as possible.

*    Dislodged tooth: This is a different situation from a chipped or broken tooth because the root is out as well. Rinse the tooth under running water, pay attention, do not dislodge any fragments of tissue that are attached to the tooth. Try putting the tooth back into the socket but don’t force it. If it will not go back, put the tooth in a vial of fresh milk or any other product that contains cell growth medic, yoghurt is another good example. Call your emergency dentist in Boston; a tooth that has been knocked out has a very good chance of being saved if you can get to a dentist within an hour.

If you have suffered any kind of tooth trauma and you don’t know how to deal with it, call your dentist immediately, if he or she feels emergency care is required then they will make room in their schedule for you. Contact Mayani dental Group for any dental services in Boston.

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