Accidents happen, and knowing what to do when they occur can
make the difference between saving and losing a tooth.
Here are some tips for regular dental emergencies:
N In case of loss of a permanent or adult tooth, keep it moist at all times If you can, try replacing the tooth in the alveolus without touching the root. If this is not possible, place it between the gum and cheek, or in milk. Go to the dentist’s office immediately.
N In case of a split tooth, immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area. Put cold compresses on the face to lower the swelling.
N If you bite your tongue or lip, gently clean the area with water and apply cold compresses.
N In case of tooth pain, rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it. Use dental floss carefully to remove food trapped between your teeth. Do not put an aspirin on the hurting tooth or gum tissues.
N n case an object is trapped in the mouth, try to carefully remove it with dental floss, but do not try to extract it with a sharp or pointed instrument.
For all emergency situations, it is important that you go to the dentist or the emergency service as soon as possible. At Centre Dental Vilanova we always reserve time for emergency patients.
There are a number of simple precautions you can take to avoid accidents and injuries to your teeth:
N Wear a mouth guard when practicing sports or recreational activities.
N Use scissors, NEVER the teeth, to cut things.
N Avoid chewing ice, popcorn and hard candy, which can > Centre Dental Vilanova always reserves time in their daily schedules for emergency patients.
For this reason we will not be closed in summer. Call us and let us know as accurately as possible about your problem.