When you have issues associated with oral accidents or injuries, it’s always good to have a dental emergency prevention plan in place. Before professional care can be given, it’s always a good idea to have very treatments and techniques in place to minimize damage so that further issues do not arise.
If you suffer an accident that has left you with chipped or broken teeth, it is important to make sure that you rinse out your mouth with warm water. If there’s any bleeding, try using a gauze pad over the susceptible area for about 10 minutes. If it continues, you may need to visit a hospital emergency room. If swelling occurs, you can apply a cool compress on the outside of your mouth.
In severe cases when teeth are knocked completely out, try to find the bits of each tooth that have been removed and place them in a liquid. Oftentimes, if the bits of teeth are placed in a tooth-saving solution, it may be possible for our dentist to later reinsert the tooth back into its socket. In addition, various dental restoration treatments such as dental crowns may be able to bind the broken teeth together to restore functionality to the tooth once again. If a tooth is knocked out, bring it into our dentist within one hour for the best chance of success.
If you would like to have a comprehensive exam to treat dental damage linked to an oral emergency with the help of Petchalonis Dental & Associates, you are welcome to schedule an appointment by calling 215-732-3350. Dr. Anthony Petchalonis and our office is conveniently based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.