Dental emergencies can happen at any given time. It is best to have a dentist that you can go to in order to deal with and treat any type of dental emergency that you may have.
Below we will discuss five different dental emergencies that a dentist should be able to treat.
1. Lost Filling
If you lose a filing, the first thing that you need to do is wash out the cavity with warm and salty water. You can take a cotton ball or cotton pad and press it tightly against the empty cavity. A dentist should be able to treat this type of emergency fairly easily and quickly.
2. Lose a Crown or Cap
This type of emergency happens all the time. Missing a crown or cap likely will not trigger too bad of a pain that you will need to take medication. However, if left untreated, it can begin to cause significant pain. It is best to get this type of problem situated and fixed immediately or else it could spiral into a larger problem. A reputable dentist should be able to replace your crown and/or cap.
3. Chipped or Broken Tooth
The first thing that you are going to need to do in this situation is save the chipped or broken tooth. After your tooth is secured, you will want to wash your mouth out with warm and salty water. It is important to rinse off the tooth that has been displaced thoroughly. If you are experiencing bleeding in the area, you will need to utilize a gauze pad or a cotton ball in order to stop the bleeding. Press firmly against the tooth/area that is bleeding and try to control it. Once you do this, you can go to a dentist and they will be able to repair your chipped and/or broken tooth.
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