Accidents happen and usually, they happen at the least appropriate of times. If you have had an accident that has resulted in one or more of your adult teeth being knocked out, it can be saved but you will need to seek out an emergency dentist like those at Dr David Young & Associates Dental Surgeons.
If you have accidentally knocked out a tooth, do not panic. This is the first thing you should remember. It probably will bleed a lot because most mouth wounds do, and there is likely to be pain — you have just pulled a tooth out after all. However the more you panic, the worse the situation will be.
Try to stay calm, take a couple of deep breaths and take the following steps:
The quicker you act, the more of a chance your tooth can be saved, and while you are doing all of the above steps, get someone to call an emergency dentist for the next available appointment. You have a time window of about thirty minutes for the best possible results so as you can imagine, this is a time critical situation. If the tooth cannot be saved, you'll either be left with a gap (which can be unsightly), or you'll need future dental treatment such as implants to close up the gap.
If you have pain, you should use a cold compress or an ice pack to alleviate it. You can take a painkiller such as ibuprofen but remember any medication you take now could affect any treatment you have done in the next few hours.
If you are in any doubt, ask your emergency dentist what pain relief you can use or what actions you should take.
3 September 2015
Hi! Welcome to my blog! My name is Kerry, and this blog is focused on dental fillings. It looks at the history of fillings, options for contemporary fillings, how to protect your fillings, when to replace them and much more. If you have ever had a cavity filled or if you are planning to get a tooth filled, you will find the information in this blog useful. I try to look at fillings from all angles, and I even plan to look at how to avoid fillings through proper dental hygiene and sealants. Thanks for reading, and I hope you find the info intellectually "filling."