Complications with your teeth and gums man arise from oral accidents and injuries. Thus, you might want to have an effective treatment plan in place to help prevent any damage that can occur to your teeth and gums. However, although professional care is often needed, there are several steps you can take to minimize the damage that may occur later on.
At times when your teeth and gums are vulnerable to dental damage, you will need to make sure that you have treatment plans in place to provide immediate care. If you should ever chip or break any teeth, apply gauze to the area to stop the bleeding. Furthermore, rinse out the areas inside your mouth to help remove debris and prevent contamination.
If a tooth is knocked completely out, it may be possible to save the tooth and have it reinserted at a later date. By visiting our dentist within one hour of a tooth being knocked out, you stand the greatest chance of having it reinserted back into its socket. If you should ever lose a dental filling or crown, be sure to cover up the susceptible tooth that is left behind. With a dental filling, cover the area with sugarless chewing gum or dental cement. With a tooth that has lost a crown, cover it up with a cotton swab dabbed in clove oil. Visit our dentist immediately after an oral emergency.
If you would like to set up an appointment with Dr. Robert Page at our dental office in Boston, Massachusetts, for treating damage caused by an oral emergency, please call us at (617) 574-8700. Our team at Congress Dental Group wants you to know that we are here waiting to help get you the smile you’ve always wanted!