Dental emergencies are, unfortunately, a common side effect of an active lifestyle. But even something as simple as eating a piece of candy can result in a sharp pain in your mouth.
Whatever the scenario, to ensure proper care, you will first need to determine whether your tooth is broken, displaced or completely out of the socket. Once you've made that determination, ImmediaDent suggest the following:
If your tooth is broken, it will be extremely painful to the touch, and sensitive to heat, cold and even air passing over it. Gather the pieces of the tooth, if possible, and proceed as soon as possible to an ImmediaDent office.
If the tooth is knocked out of place, try to reposition it in the original site and attempt to close your mouth normally. See an ImmediaDent dentist as soon as possible.
If it is too painful to reposition the tooth by yourself, head to an ImmediaDent office right away.
If your tooth is completely out of the socket:
- Find the tooth
- Gently remove the debris
- Try to put it back into its original position
- If you can't get the tooth back in, place it in milk or an over-the-counter save-a-tooth solution
- Place an ice pack on the area and avoid touching it too much
- See your ImmediaDent dentist immediately
Whether your tooth is broken, displaced or knocked out, the sooner you get to an ImmediaDent office, the better. Luckily for you, ImmediaDent is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.