Accidents involving teeth are terrible experiences for everyone. The most distressed patients we’ve seen at Pleasure Dental in Royse City were usually involved in an accident and suffered trauma to their mouths. Emergency dentistry is one of the most essential branches of dentistry.
At Pleasure Dental, we don’t want you to panic in such circumstances. We need you to know that everything is going to be okay and that we have the tools to fix almost anything we face. Stay calm and give us a call as soon as possible.
When most of us think of emergencies, we think of road traffic accidents and trauma. We’re partly correct in doing so. Many patients who come to us with emergencies fell or got hit by something that leads to trauma to their teeth.
Loose or knocked-out teeth can be quite distressing to patients. They worry about how they look, and the swelling and bleeding don’t help. You need to breathe and understand that the stress is making everything seem worse right now. We’ll do all we can to save the tooth, and we’ll replace it if we can’t save it.
There are other forms of dental emergencies, though. Severe dental infection is one of them. If your mouth feels hot and swollen, that could be a serious infection, especially if you have a fever. Additionally, a dental abscess needs immediate attention. An abscess is localized, commonly associated with a high fever, and produces throbbing pain.
For many reasons, you might not be able to get dental help immediately. Until you do, we have some first aid advice for you. If a tooth is loose, but still in place, place wet gauze in your mouth and bite on it without too much pressure. You can do the same for a knocked-out tooth that can be put back in place.
If you can’t put the tooth back where it belongs, or if it keeps falling out, put it in a clean or sterile container. You should add saliva or milk to that container because they’re good for teeth.