Although oral accidents and injuries typically arise from issues that you cannot prevent, it is possible to minimize your recovery time by having protection plans in place to deal with oral emergencies after they arise. If you do suffer from a dental emergency, take the necessary steps to take care of your smile in the time before a visit to your dentist or the emergency room can be achieved.
Protecting your smile against the risks of oral accidents and injuries includes always being aware of what to do immediately after an emergency has occurred. If you have a tooth that happens to be knocked out, it is important to retrieve the tooth and place it in a liquid solution. Visit your dentist as soon as possible for your dentist to reinsert the tooth. You stand the best chance for reinsertion if you visit them within 1 hour of a tooth being knocked out.
From time to time, it is possible for dental crowns or dental fillings to be knocked loose. Once these are knocked loose, they will leave the remaining tooth vulnerable. If you lose a dental filling, cover the exposed area with a piece of sugarless gum or dental cement. If you lose a dental crown, you can cover the exposed area with a cotton swab dabbed in clove oil.
Don’t postpone a visit to our team at Advantage Dentists. If you are in need of a dentist in Katy, Texas due to an oral emergency, please call us at 281-829-5000, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Sula and our team at our dentist office.