Are you aware of all the risks associated with oral accidents and injuries that can arise at any time in your life? Several different aspects of your oral health care can only go so far because accidents can come along at any point time and destroy your oral health. However, there are few things you can do to help minimize the risks and to provide treatments if an oral accident should occur.
For the perfect smile, you’re going to have to make sure that you’re taking the necessary steps to protect your smile in the case of an oral emergency that may arise. If you ever lose a dental filling or a dental crown, you’ll need to apply the appropriate treatments to keep your smile safe. If a dental filling is lost, cover up the cavity that is left behind in your mouth with chewing gum or an over-the-counter dental cement. In the case of a lost dental crown, you will need to make sure that the area is covered up with a cotton swab dabbed in clove oil to prevent further damage to the susceptible tooth. Visit your dentist for repairs as soon as possible.
If for any reason you have a tooth that has been knocked out, you need to collect the tooth so that it could possibly be reinserted later. Make sure to rinse out your mouth to avoid any infections associated with debris. However, do not try to scrub the area or remove any tissue fragments as they may be pivotal to reinserting the tooth later on. Make sure to store the tooth in a tooth-saving solution such as a cell growth medium or milk so that it can possibly be reattached later. If you visit your dentist within one hour, you stand the best chance of having the tooth effectively reinserted.
Your smile and your oral health care can receive a boost with oral emergency care. If you wish to visit the dental office of Kenai Dental Clinic in Kenai, Alaska, you can book an exam by calling us at 907-283-4875. Dr. Glen Lockwood and our entire team look forward to providing you with the oral emergency care you need.