Dental emergencies are situations where a patient is in immediate need of dental care. The condition can be caused by tooth decay, an accidental injury or because restoration has fallen out but in the absence of timely dental care, a dental emergency can have far-reaching consequences on oral health. Emergency dental care is aimed at quickly relieving patients from pain and dentists take steps to see that the teeth, gums or lips are safe. The treatment received by patients during a dental emergency can avoid dangers and upgrade their oral health. Our team treats dental emergencies on priority. The main objective of Dr. Hill is to offer quality dental care to the people of Little Rock, AR, and surrounding communities and reduce the number of dental emergencies. Through our commitment, we have been successful in winning the trust of the patient community.
Dental emergencies can be painful. Bleeding and swelling may put patients through panic. The first and foremost tip on how to face a dental emergency says not to panic. With the basic knowledge on how to face dental emergency patients can feel bolder. Patients should quickly take the necessary steps to treat the problem. Following are some of the problems and the necessary steps that should follow when you face them.
Tooth decay is one of the main causes of a toothache. When the decay reaches the pulp of the tooth the patient may experience pain. The first step is to wash the mouth with warm water and floss and remove any remains of food particles. If there is swelling cold compress can be used to reduce it. Pain medicines can help in reducing pain until the patient visits our dentist.
Accidents during sports or adventure activities can sometimes cause the tooth to chip off or fall out. A tooth which is knocked out can be restored if it is put back in the socket within 1 hour. The tooth should be picked up and washed gently to clear the dust. Patients can try and put the tooth back in the socket. If this does not work, patients can preserve the tooth in milk container or save it in the vestibule and visit our dentist at the earliest.
People may hurt their gums and tongue during an accident. Under such circumstances, it is important that patients wash the area gently using warm water. Gauze can help in stopping bleeding until patients visit our dentist for proper dental care.