Improving your oral health includes limiting the effects of oral emergencies and accidents. If you ever do suffer from an oral accident, it is important to take the necessary steps to treat your mouth correctly. Although several prevention plans are helpful for preventing damage from occurring, in some situations there’s nothing you can do, so you simply must deal with the damage after it occurs.
If you have taken a severe blow to the face, you will need to make sure that you collect any teeth that have been knocked out. If you have any knocked out teeth, place them in a tooth-saving product that will keep them moist. Later, it may be possible for your dentist to reinsert the tooth back into your mouth. Typically, you should see your dentist within one hour of losing a tooth for your best chance of success of having it reinserted in your mouth.
If you have any object lodged between your teeth, it is important to exercise caution when trying to remove it. Never use any products that can easily damage your tooth enamel or gums. This includes pins or other sharp objects. Instead, try to dislodge the object using interdental cleaning tools such as dental floss.
Oral emergencies can be treated with the help of our team of experts at United Dental Group. If you need a dentist in Burlingame, California, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael S. Tseng at our dentist office, by contacting us at 650-777-9195.