Dental Emergency Explained

A Dental Emergency Explained

Dental emergency Explained

A Dental emergency is defined as any acute oral condition that requires immediate dental care.

How do you know if you need a dental emergency?

To answer this question, you need to detect your symptoms first:

All these symptoms generally require dental care, but some of them are really urgent dental emergencies and require immediate attention. The best way is to handle these symptoms is to look for an emergency dentist nearby. Contact us if you are experiencing the above symptoms.

Conditions of high priority that require dental emergency:

 

Conditions of medium priority that are not dental emergencies but require urgent treatment within 24 hours:

 

Conditions of low priority that require routine dental treatment within 3 days:

 

How to handle a dental emergency until going to an emergency dentist nearby?

First of all, don’t panic and call or contact us!

How to handle bleeding from the mouth?

First, you should rinse well to clean your wound, then bite on a clean gauze, cotton or even handkerchief. This will absorb bleeding and encourage the formation of blood clots as well.

How to handle severe toothache and swelling?

How to handle a knocked-out tooth?

Don’t panic!
Pick up the tooth from its crown and make sure you don’t touch the root. Rinse it under running water without any scrubbing and then try to reinsert it back in its socket. If you can’t, put it in a cup containing milk or your own saliva and try to go to your dentist within four hours to increase the chance of saving your tooth.

How to avoid dental emergencies?

 

For more information visit us at our office or call Braselton Smile Studio today!

Author
Dr. Oluyemi Workman Dr. Oluyemi Workman is the owner and founder of Braselton Smile Studio in Braselton Georgia. Her mission for Braselton Smile Studio is simple - treat her patients like family and provide a wonderful dental experience for her patients.

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