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It is important to know about the most common emergency dentistry situations, and what can immediately done with the dental concern – before going to have the dental emergency checked by a dentist. The first-aid steps that will be done can spell the difference between a saved tooth with a serious problem averted, or a complicated dental problem.
Here are some of the most common emergency dentistry situations, and some tips on what can be done as first-aid measures:
A knocked out tooth can be the result of the following: accidental falls, biting hard on very chewy/hard food, vehicular accidents, slipping or falling down accidentally, physical fights, and direct trauma to the head/face area due to sports.
Time plays a crucial role when it comes to knocked out teeth, so it is important to get the patient (and the tooth that has been knocked out) to a dentist as soon as possible. This is because the tooth may still have a chance to be reinserted, if not a lot of time has passed since the tooth has been knocked out of the socket.
If possible, look for the tooth that has been knocked out, and keep it clean; it is also advisable to avoid touching the tooth on the root part. Make sure that the tooth is clean, and if possible – insert it again into the tooth socket on the way to a dentist. If inserting the tooth back into the socket is not possible, put the tooth instead in a receptacle with milk – and bring it (and of course, the patient) immediately to the dentist.
Toothache may sometimes be caused by food particles that are stuck in between teeth, or in between the gum line and the teeth. Proper tooth brushing techniques and the use of dental floss can remove the food bits causing the toothache; rinsing the mouth using warm water may also help alleviate the toothache symptoms. If the pain does not go away, or if gums and/or the face become swollen, it is best to go seek the immediate attention of a dentist.
If the lost dental crown is still intact, make sure that you keep it clean on, on the way to the dentist; if possible, the crown can also be temporarily be attached, with the use of toothpaste or dental adhesive. It is important to get a dentist to take a look at the lost dental crown in the soonest possible time, so that the crown can still have a chance to be re-attached without any problems.
Lost dental filling can lead to a very uncomfortable experience. Sugar-free chewing gum can be used in the meantime to plug the cavity that is left by the lost filling (dental cement can also be used, if available).
It a dental filling is lost, the patient must be brought to a dentist as soon as possible so the dental filling can be replaced.
The soft tissues include those found on the lips, gums, tongue, the inside of cheeks; the soft tissues in these areas are prone to bleeding when injured, or when exposed to blunt trauma. Rinsing the mouth or gargling with salt-water solution can alleviate the discomfort; the affected area can also be applied with pressure, using sterilized gauze pads. If the bleeding does not stop after a few minutes of applying pressure, it is best to bring the patient to see a dentist immediately.
Jaw ache can prevent someone from leading a normal life – especially if the pain and discomfort that the aching jaw brings is persistent. It is important to know the underlying causes of jaw ache, so that Acorn Dental Care dentists can provide the proper treatment and management – and so the patient can say goodbye to all the pain and discomfort that a persistent jaw ache can bring.
Wisdom tooth pain is something that should be dealt with immediately. Anyone who has had the misfortune to deal with wisdom teeth pain will agree that the pain is close to being unbearable – and the sufferer will do whatever it takes just to end the agony once and for all, because no one deserves to suffer from an excruciating wisdom tooth problem.
Wisdom tooth pain is caused when one or more of the wisdom teeth (the final set or molars) is unable to successfully grow out of the gum line. When this happens, the wisdom tooth will have a tendency to instead grow sideways (as opposed to upwards), and can push against the existing teeth in the surrounding area. This pressure will cause a lot of pain and discomfort for the wisdom tooth patient.
Wisdom tooth pain can also result from the partial eruption of the tooth through the gum line – and when a flap of gum tissue forms over the partially erupted tooth. The flap of gum can trap food bits in the area, making it difficult to clean and more prone to infections and also more prone to tooth decay. A decayed wisdom tooth will lead to a lot of pain and discomfort.
Wisdom tooth pain can temporarily be managed by pain-relievers, which are mostly available over-the-counter. It is important to discuss the taking of these pain-relievers with your dentist, to ensure safety.
Washing the mouth with a warm saltwater mixture can relive the wisdom tooth pain temporarily as well, and can cause the discomfort to cease – even for just a few minutes.
Teeth extraction is the permanent solution to wisdom tooth pain. The wisdom tooth extraction will thoroughly be discussed by the dentist, who will do the necessary diagnostics on the patient beforehand to ensure that the procedure will go as smoothly as possible.
Missing teeth can bring a host of problems to a person – problems that are both physical and emotional in nature. Missing teeth problems need to be addressed as soon as possible, so that the patient will not have to suffer the long-term effects that missing teeth concerns will have in his or her life.
There is no need to be overly concerned with missing teeth in children, especially since the milk teeth will eventually fall out – to be replaced with the permanent set of teeth. However, concerns are multiplied when missing teeth problems happen to an adult, because the teeth that have been lost will not be replaced by other natural teeth.
The answer to missing teeth problems will start with a consultation with a dentist, who can determine or give advice on the best missing teeth options available for a specific patient’s case and needs.
Aside from the normal tooth loss that children experience when their milk teeth fall out, there are a number of reasons that cause missing teeth – both in adults and in children.
Decay treatment is necessary for those who are suffering from tooth decay or tooth caries. Tooth decay results from bacteria that has formed and damaged the hard structure of the tooth; this is a dental problem that needs to be addressed as quickly as possible, to prevent further damage to the affected tooth, and to the teeth surrounding it.
Digital X-ray, higher magnification and intraoral imaging is used by dentists at Acorn Dental Care, to be able to detect the earliest signs of tooth decay to prevent excessive damage.
Early decay treatment will also result to fewer treatment complications, and less expenses, for the patient – as compared to the process of decay treatment when the damage is already in its advanced stages.
Tooth decay is caused by the formation of bacteria on the surface of the teeth, combined with food pieces that are left on the teeth surfaces. The bacteria will feed on the sugars from food and beverages taken in by a person, and results to the formation of acids; with the passage of time, these acids can wear down and destroy the tooth’s enamel, resulting to tooth decay.
Good oral hygiene plays a key role in the prevention of tooth decay. Regular tooth brushing, and the use of dental floss, will ensure that food particles are all washed off from the surfaces of the teeth. It is also important to go for regular check-ups with a dentist, to maintain good dental health – and to get the earliest possible decay treatment.