Dental emergencies can happen to anyone at any given time. It can happen at the gym, in the park, or in your home. It’s important to know how to handle unexpected dental injury and dental trauma.
Dental Injury or Trauma – Types to look out for
The most common dental injury you may have is a chipped tooth. The injury may consist of your tooth be partially dislodged or completely removed from the gums. Other injuries include fractured or cracked teeth.
During your dental injury
If you have a cracked or broken tooth – don’t panic! Most importantly, don’t try to treat your injury at home. See your solutions dentist, Dr. Imm, immediately. You should visit our office within an hour of your injury.
- Handle your tooth with care. Only touch the white part of your tooth, also known as the crown.
- If you’re tooth is completely dislodged, get a responsible adult to carefully place the tooth back in the socket. With a gauze, protect your tooth.
- If you cannot put your tooth back in the socket, rinse the tooth with cold water and store in milk. Do not store in water!
- With a gauze, apply pressure on the affected areas for 5 minutes until the bleeding stops.
- Apply a cold pack on the affected cheek to reduce swelling. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever if needed.
Contact Carroll County and Westminster MD’s Solutions Dentist
At All Smiles Care, we see all kinds of dental injuries. Depending on the scenario, we can fix your injury by reattaching the broken tooth or using crowns. We can fix cracked teeth by using a filling. Immediate treatment ensures effectiveness in your dental emergency treatments. Call our Westminster dental clinic or contact us bellow.