Knowing how to protect your smile from dental emergencies is a valuable thing. When dental emergencies occur, you can perform initial emergency care at home to optimize your recovery.
A Bad Bite
If you bite your tongue, gums, or lips while chewing, you may not experience any bleeding, and the wound is usually self healing. However, if you see blood, you can use gauze to cover the injury and restrict the blood flow. If the bite seems severe, seek medical care in case you need stitches.
Stuck Object in the Teeth
An object wedged between teeth should not be pried out with a sharp instrument, or else the teeth and gums may suffer a significant injury. You can gently and carefully dislodge the object with an interdental cleaning product such as floss string or a water flosser. If you are worried about harming your smile, come see Dr. C.R. (Chip) Edwards, Jr. to have it removed professionally.
When a tooth is knocked out by a hard physical blow, it should be immediately placed in a container of cold solution like milk or stored in your mouth between your gums and cheek, and then brought to the dental office. With prompt treatment, our dentist may be able to put the tooth back in your smile.
Contact C.R. (Chip) Edwards, Jr., D.D.S. at (407) 322.6052 right away if you have suffered a dental emergency in Sanford, Florida, and need to see Dr. C.R. (Chip) Edwards, Jr..