Making sure your mouth is well cared for in the event of an oral emergency includes always having prevention and treatment plans in place. Although your risks can be minimized only to a certain degree, it can provide help in the event that you are currently putting your mouth that risk. However, if an oral emergency should arise, make sure that you are ready to implement effective routines to minimize recovery time and ensure that your smile can still survive any accidents that you suffer from.
Minimizing the risks of oral emergencies include being aware of the damage that can be caused by accidents that knock out teeth. Because knocked-out teeth can cause several health risks to arise if the teeth are not eventually replaced, it is important to act fast, so the need of a prosthetic may not be needed at all. If you have the tooth that is knocked out, it may be possible to save the tooth by placing it in a liquid solution and visiting your dentist as quickly as possible. If you receive treatment within one hour of the tooth being knocked out, it may be possible for your dentist to reinsert it back into its correct socket.
Oral accidents often arise with individuals due to objects stuck between teeth. Oral emergencies can arise if you try to pry out the object with sharp instruments. Instead of further damaging your smile, make sure to use nonabrasive products or products that can easily damage your teeth and gums. Instead, try using interdental cleaning tools such as water flossers or threaded dental floss. Gently try to pry away the object that may be stuck between your teeth.
Are there any remaining questions you have about oral accidents and injuries? To improve your smile with oral emergency care, you are welcome to schedule a visit to our dentist in Fremont, California. Dr. Christopher Louie and our team want to help you get you started on the road to a brighter, whiter smile! To contact us, please call our Christopher L. Louie, DDS, Inc. dental office at 510-656-7778.