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What really is categorized as a dental emergency?

Posted by on June 12, 2018 under Dental Emergency

Brampton dentist: What really is categorized as a dental emergency?

There are several reasons that you could need Brampton dental emergency help.

Types of dental emergencies

There are several types of dental emergencies that require immediate attention. Some of those are:

  • A tooth that has been knocked out
  • A tooth that is loose
  • A chipped or fractured tooth
  • Trauma or injury
  • Severe pain and/or bleeding including infection
  • Filling or crown that has fallen out

How to deal with dental emergencies

It is a good idea to make a couple dental emergency kits that way you have one at home and one that you can take with you when you go away.

The dental emergency kit should contain the following:

  • Your dentist’s regular and emergency contact information
  • A small container with a lid
  • A bottle of water
  • Gauze
  • A pair of plastic tweezers
  • Gloves both non-latex or latex in case someone has an allergy to latex
  • Over the counter pain reliever like acetaminophen

This kit allows you to temporary treat dental emergencies until you can get to the dentist.

This is an especially good idea if your child plays sports. If you are a coach you may wish to ask the parents of your team to provide their child a dental emergency kit since they are inexpensive to make.

If a tooth is knocked out, take the container with the lid from your emergency kit, open it, use the tweezers to pick up the tooth by the crown, rinse the tooth with the bottled water, then place in the container with water to cover the tooth and put the lid on. Take the container with you to the dentist. If the socket is bleeding place a small bundle of gauze in the injured area and have the child gently bite down. This will help slow the bleeding until you can get to Braydon dental care.