Accidents can happen at any time of the day and result in dental emergencies that you can’t entirely deal with yourself. Dental emergencies like these can wreak havoc on your overall oral health.
If you met with an accident, you might have damaged your teeth. Your teeth may have broken, chipped, or cracked due to the high impact of an accident or fall. If you are experiencing pain and discomfort then consider taking over-the-counter medicines and applying ice packs. Don't ignore these types of dental emergencies and visit your dental clinic on the same day to find a solution for your chipped or cracked teeth.
Failing Dental Work
Most of us undergo various restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures to make our teeth strong or aesthetically appealing. But due to some reason, if your dental work such as fillings, veneers, crowns, or even bridges come off, rush to your dentist immediately. These dental emergencies can expose your oral nerves and result in tooth sensitivity and bacterial attack. For the time being, you can use a tiny dab of Vaseline to put the veneer or crown to bond them in place temporarily. Avoid eating anything hard or sticky till you get a permanent solution.
While playing a game or when met with an accident, you can even hurt your jaw bone. Even if you don't lose a tooth or get fractures in your teeth, jaw injuries can also be termed as dental emergencies. A jaw injury can further result in jaw bone loss, misalignment of teeth, and other serious problems such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. In such a case, you must see your dentist immediately. By the time you reach your dentist, apply ice packs and don’t eat solid food to avoid applying any pressure on the area.
If you find blood while brushing or when you bite an apple, it can be a major red-alert sign for various dental problems. The causes of bleeding gums include gum diseases, cavities, tissue injuries, and poor oral hygiene. You must never ignore your bleeding gums and visit your dentist immediately to find out the reason behind this problem. If your dentist tells you that your gums bleed due to a serious reason, get the right treatment in time to avoid worsening your dental issues.
Is one of your teeth constantly shaking? Is it on the verge of falling off? If yes, then you should try to restore it before it comes off. Restoring natural teeth is always better than replacing them with implants and bridges. A loose or shaky tooth can be due to gum disease, jaw injury, or osteoporosis. By the time you reach your dental clinic, hold the loose tooth in place by biting on a piece of gauze. Your dentist will examine your mouth and suggest the right solution for your problem.
As we have mentioned, visiting your dental clinic is the best way to deal with these dental emergencies. Just don’t delay your visits or these dental issues can cause massive damage to your teeth and gums.