Dental Emergency Tips

Dental emergencies are of top priority and should be managed with a timely and professional approach. These commonly include immediate treatment to stop bleeding, alleviate severe pain, broken tooth, dental infections or abscess, loose tooth or crown and bridge, tooth trauma or lost tooth, debonded orthodontic appliance, etc.


Listed below are a few instances of dental emergencies and how to manage it.

  • In the most common instance of knocking off a tooth due to accidents, pick up the tooth, rinse the tooth and your mouth with water. It is advised to keep the tooth in milk. Rush to the nearest dental emergency clinic (advised to be within an hour). There are chances that your tooth can be restored.
  • In case of chipping of teeth or losing a dental appliance, gather all the pieces and rush to the nearest dentist.  There are chances of restoration of the teeth.
  • Injury to lips or tongue in a moderate to severe manner. It is commonly due to unprecedented accidents that can cause swelling and bleeding. Immediate action involves applying a cold compress and also covering it with a piece of clothing on the way to the dental emergency clinic.
  • For toothaches, rinse your mouth with warm water very carefully. Then floss out any food particles that are stuck between your teeth. Visit the nearest emergency dental care expert immediately.
  • If you are using a brace or wires there’s a tendency that it can get stuck to your cheeks or gums due to damage or accidents. In such cases, it is advised not to meddle with it, instead visit the nearest dentist as soon as possible. One can apply orthodontic wax around the sharp edges of braces that are damaging the cheeks or inner lips.
  • Broken or fractured jaws should be addressed immediately with a visit to the dentist or hospital emergency. Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling.


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