Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dental Emergencies

Accidents happen when you least expect them. In the case of dental emergencies, from the common toothache and broken tooth to the much more complicated situations like broken jaw and knocked out tooth, do not panic. Follow the tips below for first aid treatment:

For toothaches
– Do not put painkillers on the gum to avoid burning sensation. Instead, gargle with warm water to clean and rinse your mouth. If there's any food particle left in between teeth, try flossing. Should the toothache persists, see a dentist.

For broken tooth
– Gargle with warm water to clean your mouth. Reduce swelling in the area by applying cold compress. Then, contact your dentist immediately.

For broken jaw
– Reduce swelling by applying a cold compress to the area. It is better that you call your dentist or go the emergency room of a nearby hospital or clinic.

For knocked out tooth – Gargle with warm water to rinse the tooth. Avoid brushing and do not pull out any tissue that may still be attached to it. Instead, try to place the tooth back into the socket. If not, keep the tooth in a safe container and bring it to the dentist.

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