Are you aware of the dangers of oral emergencies? Numerous oral emergencies can arise at any time at any age. They can range from blunt trauma to your teeth to the loss of normal healthcare utensils such as a filling or crown. If you have suffered any form of oral emergency, it is important to visit your dentist as soon as possible, or if necessary, go to the emergency room. Listed below are oral emergencies to prepare for:
– Objects Between Teeth – Never try to remove objects from between your teeth with sharp instruments or any form of pins that can poke and prod your mouth, as this can lacerate your gums and scratch your tooth enamel. Instead, focus on using a dental floss to help gently remove the large debris.
– Lost Dental Filling – If you have lost a dental filling, it is important to cover up the damage left behind, preferably with dental cement.
– Lost Dental Crown – If you have lost a dental crown, it is important to cover up the damage left behind with a cotton swab coated in clove oil. It may be possible to temporary slip the crown back over the tooth using dental cement, a denture adhesive, or toothpaste to hold the tooth in place.
If you would like to book an appointment with Niloufer G. Hamsayeh, DDS to see if you are a candidate for a smile makeover, please set up a visit with Dr. Niloufer Hamsayeh and the rest of our team at our office in San Francisco, California, at 415.682.6377.