Dental Emergencies are the medical emergencies that involve this sudden problems related with oral cavity. Main Dental Emergencies are due to problems with teeth or gums. Any sudden pain in these structures is the point of having some trouble and these can get worse if not treated at the same time. Talking About any injury related to teeth or gums it may involve the damage to nerve or blood vessels or having some infection can leads to its spread to other regions. Any of the minor dental problems can cause various Dental Emergencies, so it is better to consult the dentist on having even some minor problem related with oral cavity.
Common Dental Emergencies
- Bitten Lip or Tongue
- Tooth pain
- Fractured tooth
- Fractured jaw bone
- Removal of tooth
- Embedment of something in between teeth or between teeth and gums.
Management of Dental Emergencies
Bitten Lip or Tongue
: In case of having Dental Emergencies like Bitten Lip or tongue, one should clean that area with cold water properly without rubbing. If the bleeding does not stop then the consultation with dentist is must.
: In case of having tooth pain, don’t put any medicine on the tooth and do not use any of the home remedies as these can worsen the tooth. Go the dentist immediately as the tooth pain occurs due to various reasons and the proper diagnosis should be done by the dentist. After the evaluation of reason of tooth pain, appropriate treatment of the tooth should be encountered from the dentist. You can do warm water rinses in case of having tooth pain emergencies when you can’t contact dentist at a time.
: Having the fracture tooth is one of the most dangerous Dental Emergency and the individual should go to the dentist immediately. In case of having any swelling, ice packs can be placed on the area and rinsing of mouth without any pressure with warm water is advised.
: Having any fracture related to jaw, immediately go the dentist in their emergency service. Swellings can be encountered with the help of ice packs.
Removal of tooth
: In case of having tooth that comes out from the socket, one should not go for vigorous cleaning of the tooth as this can leads to the removal of tissues from the tooth. Place the tooth in a cup of milk and take it to the dentist in first 24 hours so that it can be implanted in the socket again.
Embedment of something
: In this case of Dental Emergency, one should go for slight removal of thing from the teeth and gums or flossing can be done. If it does not get removed, go to the dentist.