Dental Care – Are You Ready for a Dental Emergency?

Dental accidents happen and happen unexpectedly. It might be out at a friend’s house having dinner or you might chip a tooth playing football. Do you know what number to call when you have a dental emergency? Do you know what you should be doing? What if it happens to you or one of your friends or family?

What You Should Do If a Tooth is Knocked Out
1. Find the tooth but do not force it back into the socket
2. Rinse in warm water and place between the cheek and the gum – do not rub
3. OR wrap in a clean, moist cloth or place in a cup of milk or water
4. If you gum is bleeding, use a clean cloth on it
5. Contact and see a dentist – preferably within 30 minutes

Tooth Pushed Out of Position?
• Gently push the tooth back to the normal position
• Do not force it
• Put something clean and cold against the tooth
• Call your dentist as soon as possible

Broken a Tooth?
• Gently push the tooth back to the normal position
• Do not force it
• If the tooth is loose, carefully hold with a moist cloth
• Put something clean and cold against the tooth
• Call your dentist as soon as possible

Your dental health and general well-being is of the utmost importance.

Your body and mind are directly effected by the state of your teeth. Keeping your teeth in an emergency or any other time healthy is paramount in your good health.

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