Dental Emergency FAQs
For those of us who are not clued up with internet terminology – FAQ stands for a Frequently Asked Question. And obviously, if a question is asked by many people then the answer is of some importance. Dental emergencies are serious things – they could result in the loss of your teeth or something like a gum disease. It is wise then to look at the answers to some of the questions that perhaps you have asked, so that you can be prepared for an emergency.
Is It Very Serious When Teeth Are Knocked Out?
It is not impossible for a tooth to be knocked right out of its socket. And although one should not panic if this happens, they should still treat as an emergency. The tooth can be saved if it is placed back into the socket soon after the accident. Remember to always touch the tooth on the crown and not on the root. If the tooth doesn’t fit back into the socket then another option is to keep it in milk. In both scenarios, the patient needs to see his or her dentist at Royal Centre Dental Group as soon as possible.
Should I Worry If My Face Swells?
This may seem as though it isn’t a serious problem, but contrary to what people may thing, the swelling of the face is a sign that you may have an infection. An infection needs immediate attention so if the dentist is not available then you can go to the hospital. The doctor may prescribe antibiotics.
What Should I Do If I Have Toothache?
Toothache is another one of those things that can be an indication of a far greater problem. If you have toothache that is unbearable, you can take steps to relieve the pain until you can see your dentist. For example, flossing and brushing your teeth can help because any food fragments left in the mouth can cause pain sometimes. Aspirin can help alleviate the pain, but take care to not put it directly on to the gum because it can make it worse by burning the mouth. Keep in mind that even if you manage to get rid of the toothache completely, that doesn’t mean that there is no more emergency. As mentioned previously, it can be an indication of a more serious problem. If the underlying issue is not sorted out then it could result in more pain and more money spent in the near future.
There are many more questions that people ask regarding dental emergencies. Some of these include – What happens if I lose a tooth filling, and does an emergency dentist cost more? If you have had any questions that were not answered in this article, try asking your dentist during your next visit. It is good to acknowledge that your dentist obviously knows more than you do when it comes to your teeth. Recognising something as simple as this can save you a lot of money, time and pain. Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to your teeth – always ask questions.