When a Dental Emergency Strikes: Are You Prepared?

When a Dental Emergency Strikes: Are You Prepared?

April 24, 2018

Accidents always seem to happen when we least expect them, and sometimes it seems that they happen more when we are unprepared. Whether they happen more when we are unprepared or not is still in question, but what isn’t in question is the fact that if you are prepared for an accident when it strikes, it will be less serious. But what should you do to make sure you are prepared?

Step One: Find Your Dental Home

Your dental home is the dental office that feels right to you and your family. It’s a facility full of friendly warm-hearted individuals who just so happen to also be experts in the area you need at the time of a dental emergency. It’s important to find your dental home with a dentist who you can trust and who is close by.

Step Two: Be Prepared

It’s impossible to be prepared if you don’t know what to do, so we will give you a helping hand in that area.

  • When a baby tooth is knocked out: If a child’s baby tooth is knocked out, you should give your dentist a call right away, but the tooth will most likely not be reattached since it could impede growing adult teeth.
  • When a permanent tooth is knocked out: This is a much more serious problem and can truly be referred to as an emergency. If this happens, you must locate the tooth and rinse it gently with cool water without rubbing it. Then, you should put the tooth back into place and hold it there with gauze and seek attention from your dentist immediately. May adult teeth can be saved if a dentist is reached within an hour.

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If you need to address a dental emergency, you can trust Floss 365 Dental!