Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies

Posted by Dr. Puffer on Mar 16 2021, 10:06 AM

When it comes to giving importance to our health, we give good care and importance to our physical health but, when it comes to oral health, people tend to visit their dentist only when they encounter some problem in their oral region. 

Many people don't understand that visiting the dentist at the time of pain can be more expensive than visiting them regularly and following the instructions given by them without fail. Sometimes these pains in the oral region can be so severe that it can be called a dental emergency.

Here, let us understand what circumstances we can qualify the patient's condition as a dental emergency. 

  • Toothache

Toothache can convey many things; it can be a mild toothache or, on the other hand, it can be very severe. If it is a bearable toothache, then it is recommended to take painkillers to subside the pain. If the pain is unbearable, then the first thing that needs to be done is to stay calm and visit your dentist. Under these situations, try and avoid consuming food which is hard because in case if you have a problematic tooth, then it can make the issue even worse. 

  • Something got stuck in the teeth. 

One can encounter some particle's sensation getting stuck in your teeth; in these situations, try to remove it gently using the floss. And never try to remove the particle using sharp objects like a knife. 

  • Bleeding mouth

Gum disease is the primary reason if you encounter blood when you brush or floss. In these circumstances, the immediate fix is to change the brush and choose softer bristles, but you still have to visit the dentist. It is recommended to make an appointment with the dentist if your mouth is bleeding and has lasted longer than 24 hours. Till you reach your dentist, keep your head elevated and apply pressure to the area to help keep it in control. 

Dental emergencies are common amongst people, and it occurs due to the negligence that we give to our dental health. Paying utmost attention to our oral health is the essential thing to do to avoid dental emergencies, and even if you encounter one, it is necessary to keep calm. Do not get panicked, for it will only make the situation worst. 



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