Five Things To Keep To Hand in Case of a Dental Emergency
The problem with dental emergencies is that they’re often impossible to predict. Accidents and injuries can happen when you least expect them, and that’s why it’s beneficial to be prepared. Here are five things to keep to hand in case of a dental emergency.
Toothache can come on suddenly, and if it’s a bad dose, it can floor you. Dental pain takes various different forms and there are lots of possible causes. Acute pain may be associated with an injury while a dull ache, which gets worse when you bite down may be a sign of infection or a cavity. If you have severe throbbing pain, this may indicate that you have an abscess. Taking painkillers can provide temporary relief, but make sure you see your dentist if you have very severe pain or pain persists.
If you’re eating and something gets stuck, this can be annoying and uncomfortable. If you have floss with you, this enables you to dislodge whatever is trapped, making you feel more comfortable and reducing the risk of decay.
Gauze may come in handy if you’re playing sport or you get injured in an accident and the tooth becomes dislodged. You can use gauze to stem bleeding or to hold the tooth in place if you manage to re-implant the tooth.
If you have braces, it’s always handy to carry orthodontic wax with you. Wax helps to ease discomfort if your braces are sore. Even if you don’t have braces, it can still have uses. If a filling comes loose, for example, wax can help to fill the cavity until you’re able to get to the dental clinic.
Your dentist’s number
There’s nothing more helpful in a dental emergency than your dentist’s contact details. If you need urgent treatment, simply give us a call and we’ll do everything we can to patch up and ensure you’re pain-free as quickly as possible.
It’s often hard to predict when a dental emergency may occur, so make sure you’re as prepared as you can be.