Have you ever suffered from an oral emergency? Oral emergencies can arise at any time and can be the result of numerous ailments. Although oral emergencies cannot be completely prevented, there are effective treatment plans to help minimize recovery time and ensure a greater chance of success should an accident or injury befall you.
If you have any previous dental treatments such as a dental crown or a dental filling, a blow to the head or jaw may be enough to knock it loose. If a dental crown or filling is knocked loose, cover the area with a cotton swab to protect the vulnerable area until treatment can be given.
If a tooth has been completely knocked out, gather up the tooth or bits of the tooth that may be present. Make sure that the tooth or tooth pieces do not dry out, as it may be possible for the tooth to be repaired and once again inserted into your mouth. Once you have the pieces of the tooth, place them in a liquid container such as tooth-saving product or milk. Once an oral emergency has occurred, contact your dentist for treatment as soon as you can.
If you are ready to take the next step to achieve a glorious smile with safe and effective oral health care treatments, set an appointment with Jennifer Ortega DMD at our dentist office in Winter Park, Florida. Dr. Jennifer Ortega and the rest of our team can be reached at 407.645.3636. It’s never too late to enhance your smile!