How To Avoid A Dental Emergency
What Is A Dental Emergency?
I’m certain that we would all like to avoid any dental emergency but what exactly is considered a dental emergency? There are are few things that requires a dentist immediate attention.
- A toothache or painful tooth
- Pain on a tooth that is waking you up at night and or spontaneously coming on
- Any part of the mouth or gums that has suddenly swollen up
- Bleeding gums
- A growth or leson in the mouth that has not gone away for 2 weeks
- A knocked out tooth
- A cracked or chipped tooth
- Painful wisdom teeth
- Infection in the mouth
- A pimple on the gums which may indicate an abcessed tooth
- Broken filling
- Sharp teeth that is scratching the tongue or cheek
Avoiding A Dental Emergency
Here are a few tips that can help you avoid having a dental emergency
- Practice good oral hygiene. Being consistant with your brush and flossing with reduce that bad anerobic bacteria therefore reducing your chances of getting a cavity.
- Visit the Dentist regularly for check ups and dental cleanings.
- Reduce sugary sweets, Alcoholic beverages and quit tobacco products.
- Get regular Fluoride treatments to protect your teeth from cavities.
Dental emergencies are no fun but knowing the signs and how to handle the emergency is important.
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