Action, Not Reaction
Dental emergencies usually occur when a tooth is chipped, fractured, loosened, or falls out due to trauma. They can occur quickly and unexpectedly. Common causes include trips or falls onto hard objects, fights, and sports-related injuries. If this does happen to you or your child, knowing how to respond could protect from infection and permanent tooth loss. Here are a few recommended steps to take in case of an emergency.
To Do Immediately:
What to Do If a Tooth Is Knocked Out
Every trauma is different, and each one requires a different approach. One of the most distressing dental injuries you might encounter is a tooth that has been completely knocked out. You should know that in some cases, it is possible to save the tooth and have Dr. Paskalev replant it. Hopefully, this situation never arises, but if it does, here are a few things that you can do:
By following these steps, you maximize the viability of the tooth and increase its potential for reattachment.
For your own peace of mind, you should invest in a dental emergency first aid kit, especially for children. Experts recommend you always keep the following items on hand:
Having these tools available to you will help you to react quickly, avoid infection, and potentially save you or your child from unnecessary complications.
Better Safe Than Sorry
No matter how minor it may seem, facial trauma is a big deal. If you have any questions or concerns, call us today at (541) 393-2575.