What You  Should  Shouldn’t  Do While  Having  Dental Emergency?

Do's  While Having  Dental Emergency

Do Rinse Your Mouth with Warm Water

Rinsing is important because it removes any residual food that could be in your mouth and prevent the growth of bacteria. It also helps to cleanse your teeth and remove any plaque.

Do Keep any Knocked-out Teeth Moist

There are several options, but the most effective is by using milk. The milk will keep the teeth nerves and ligaments alive and keep them from drying.

Do Apply a Cold Compress

This can help alleviate pain and swelling, as well as reduce inflammation. You should apply the compress for 5 minutes on each side of the injury, then remove it for 30 minutes to allow healing. Repeat this process until your mouth feels better (or your dentist tells you not to).

Stop the Bleeding

The first thing you should do when a tooth is broken is to stop the bleeding. If you have access to cold water, use it to apply pressure on the wound until you see that it’s stopped bleeding.

Take the Necessary Steps to Avoid Dental Emergencies

If you’re concerned about your dental health, several things can help keep your mouth healthy. Visit a dentist near you regularly and make sure to brush twice a day. Use dental floss & mouthwash as needed. Wear a mouth guard when playing sports or doing activities with a risk of injury, like biking or skydiving (but not if it’s just for fun).

Don'ts  While Having  Dental Emergency

Do Not Touch  the Root  of  the Teeth

Do not touch the roots of the teeth when pushing them back to the socket, as this can damage them.

Do Not Delay Going to the Dentist

Do not wait until the next day or even until you have a fever. You could have a toothache that will get worse as time goes on. If you wait too long, it’s more likely that your tooth will need to be extracted than treated by a dentist.

Do Not Use Aspirin for Pain

Using aspirin for pain is not recommended. Aspirin can cause bleeding and stomach irritation and should never be used if you have pain or bleeding.

Want to know more about dental emergencies & how to handle them? Check out our emergency dental care blogs to know more:

Call us or visit our emergency dentist near you at Drummond Dental Care to know more about getting emergency dental care in Merrifield, Fairfax, VA, 22031!