Oral Health Keys: Oral Emergencies

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As the holiday season comes around, it is important to make sure you are well protected against any oral accidents or injuries that can arise. Oral emergencies can easily damage your smile if you’re not careful, so it is important to make sure you’re taking every precaution necessary to not only prevent damage from occurring but to also help heal your smile should any oral emergencies arise. Listed below are a few guidelines to remember when caring for your teeth during oral emergencies:

– Chipped or Broken Teeth – If you have any chipped or broken teeth, it may be a good idea to save the pieces. If you are bleeding, make sure to apply gauze to the area for roughly 10 minutes or until the bleeding stops.

– Knocked Out Teeth – If you have any teeth that have been wholly knocked out of your mouth, it may be conceivable for your dentist to save them. Immediately place the knocked-out tooth in a tooth-saving solution such as a cell growth medium solution or in a small container of milk. If you see your dentist within one hour, you have the highest chance of having the tooth restored back into your mouth.

– Objects Between Teeth – Avoid trying to dislodge objects from between your teeth with sharp instruments or pins. These products can lacerate your gums and scratch your tooth enamel. Instead, try using dental floss to help gently dislodge the debris.

If you are looking to restore your smile with effective oral health care for an emergency, contact Drs. Condie and Tuft and our team at Condie & Tuft Family Dentistry. Contact us by calling 801-489-7364 to set up a reservation to see us at our office in Springville, Utah.