What to do if you have a dental emergency

We all know what to do in the event of a medical emergency; we can go to the nearest hospital and go to your emergency service. But, in the event that you suffer a dental emergency, what should you do?

It is clear that the ideal is to be able to go to the best dentist in Pitampura as soon as possible, but we give you some advice on what to do in the most common cases.

Severe tooth or tooth pain

Are you suddenly experiencing pain in your teeth? This could help you:

  • Rinse your mouth with lukewarm water.
  • Pass dental floss very carefully between the molars in which you have discomfort, in case you have any leftover food. Be very careful with the gums.
  • In no case use a sharp object to extract what you have between your teeth.

This pain may be from a chipped or cracked tooth; if that’s the case, talk to the best dentist in Pitampura so they can recommend the right solution.

This pain can also be due to bruxism. If that is the case, make an appointment with your dentist in Pitampura, because you will need a discharge splint.

Swelling of the face

It can be due to many causes, including a dental, bone or gum infection, so it is important that you see a dentist in Pitampura as soon as possible.

We recommend that you:

  • try not to lie down
  • Drink plenty of fluids, since by staying hydrated you can avoid possible complications in the future.

Loss of a tooth

The most important thing is that you go to a dentist in Pitampura as soon as possible. Before coming to the consultation:

  • Grab the tooth by the crown, and don’t touch the root.
  • Rinse it with water, or soak it in milk (so it won’t lose moisture)
  • Go to the dentist within an hour.
  • You can try to put it in its place but be very careful when doing it. Still, go to the dentist in Sarswati Vihar afterwards.

Abscess

An abscess is an infection of the inner substance of the tooth that usually indicates that the tissue is weakened.

It’s diagnosed with an x- ray, but if you have sensitivity to hot and cold, or pain when chewing, you may have one.

In this case, the only solution is to go to your dentist in Sarswati Vihar to make a diagnosis and determine the treatment (usually an antibiotic).

There are also abscesses on the gums, which are identified as small yellow, red or whitish pimples. It will also be necessary to take an x-ray and take antibiotics.

Biting of the tongue or lip

It doesn’t usually trigger any serious conditions, but it can be painful.

We recommend that you clean the area with water and gently apply pressure to the wound with gauze. If it continues to bleed after a few minutes, seek professional help.

Orthodontic wounds

In some cases, in which patients are undergoing orthodontic treatment, they may suffer discomfort or injuries caused by the brackets.

In most cases it is due to some tip of the wires of the brackets, which rubs against the gums. In those cases, you can cover the tip with gauze or a small piece of cotton.

Bleeding in the mouth

If you detect blood in the mouth, it can be due to different causes:

  • If you see blood on your toothbrush or floss, it may be due to overly aggressive brushing, or possible gingivitis / periodontitis. If it is recurring, see your dentist in Sarswati Vihar.
  • If you detect blood in the saliva, it could be different oral conditions and we recommend that you see a specialist as soon as possible.
  • If you have bleeding after a tooth extraction or surgery, you can put gauze pads on the wound and apply pressure for about 20 minutes. If it doesn’t stop, go to your dentist in Rani Bagh or the emergency room.

Despite the recommendations, in all cases we suggest that you contact a dentist in Delhi as soon as possible. In the case of a dental emergency in Pitampura, you can go to our dental clinic in Pitampura, where we will offer you personalized treatment and suggest the best solution for your specific case.

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