Do you know how to handle a dental emergency in Brampton?
What are dental emergencies?
Some examples of dental emergencies are:
• A broken or chipped tooth from a fall, sports injury, or accident
• An Abscess
• A loose filling or a filling that has fallen out
• A crown or cap that has become dislodged or fallen off
• A knocked out tooth
This is not a comprehensive list of dental emergencies. If you think you have a dental emergency, call your Brampton dentist right away.
Treating Dental Emergencies
So, what should you do if you have a dental emergency and have already contacted your Brampton dentist?
If you have a chipped tooth that has a rough edge that could cut your lip or tongue, rinse your mouth with tepid water or an antiseptic mouthwash, then place paraffin wax over the chipped edge until you can see your dentist.
If your cracked, broken, or chipped tooth is bleeding you can use a piece of gauze to make a cold compress. Rinse your mouth with lukewarm salt water or antiseptic mouthwash, then simply wet the gauze with cold water, slightly wring excess water from gauze and with gentle pressure hold it on the tooth until the bleeding stops or slows down in the time before you can see a dentist.
For an infection, rinse your mouth with lukewarm salt water or antiseptic wash several times a day and take an non-prescription pain reliever until it is time for your dental appointment.
Dental emergency kit
To make a dental emergency kit, you will need;
• Your dentist’s contact information (home and office)
• Sterile pads in a small to medium size
• A small jar or a plastic bottle with lid
You can prepare 2 dental kits: one for home and one for travel. This way you will always have what you need during a dental emergency.