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Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies are common for most people. However, the most important thing is to know how to deal with the problem when faced with it. The following are some of the common dental problems and how to deal with each one of them.

Toothaches

Simple as they may sound, toothaches present some of the worst pain you can bear. It can completely bring a normal day’s operations to a standstill. When having a toothache, it is important not to use any medicine on the teeth such as aspirin because such an action can lead to gum damage and infections. The best route to take when having a toothache is to thoroughly clean one’s mouth and if the pain persists visit a dentist as soon as possible.

Broken Tooth

This is also one of the dental emergency cases which should be quickly attended by a dentist. To reduce and pain and swelling, it would also be advisable to apply a cold compress around the affected tooth. Unless recommended by a dentist, do not take any medication. Speaks Orthodontics is one of the facilities offering great and affordable dental services.

Broken Jaw

There are various instances in which a person may break his or her jaw. The first thing you should do is apply a cold compress. Second, contact your dentist immediately. We are happy to bring you in, x-ray the jaw, and get you on your way to recovery as soon as possible. This a more serious accident and needs to be taken care of immediately.

Bitten Tongue

This is another common dental emergency, especially for children. When faced with such an emergency, it is best to clean the tongue and apply cold press around the affected area to avoid further bleeding. However, if the bleeding doesn’t stop, make sure to visit a dental clinic to have the problem attended by a doctor.

These are the most common dental emergencies we see, but there are other dental emergencies that we did not include. If you are unsure what to do in the care of an emergency, contact us! We are happy to bring you in for an appointment.