Oral Health Essentials: Oral Emergencies

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If your mouth requires direct attention due to an oral accident, it is important to stay calm and do what you can until the necessary help can be applied. As will all oral accidents, do not be hasty, as a safe and effective treatment is much more beneficial.

On occasion with oral accidents, previous tooth restoration treatments can be jarred loose or fail. When this occurs with a dental crown, it is crucial to cover the exposed tooth with a soft cotton swab dabbed in clove oil. If you lose a dental filling, the gap should be concealed with a cotton swab until a meeting for a new dental filling can be arranged at our office.

If you are the victim of blunt force trauma or suffer a fall, there is a chance that you will crack or fracture a tooth. If this should happen, clean your mouth out with water and clear the wound of any debris. Place a gauze upon the wound until bleeding stops. Visit your dentist to fill the crack and prevent infection or tooth loss from taking place.

Dr. Ronald A. Williams at The Art of Dentistry wants to ensure your smile shines no matter what condition it is in. If you are thinking about getting oral emergency treatments, please contact our dentist office in Davison, Michigan, by calling us at 810.653.3503. Save your smile with our help today!