A dental emergency can happen at any time. You might find yourself in pain and panicked about what to do. When you have a dental emergency, consult a dentist as early as possible.
Dental emergencies can include:
Broken tooth: To reduce pain and discomfort, avoid eating cold foods until you consult a dentist.
Knocked-out tooth: There is a possibility a dentist can reinsert a knocked-out tooth. Hold the tooth by the crown, and avoid touching the root. Rinse the tooth, and then reinsert the tooth into the socket. Immediately see a dentist. If you can’t reinsert the tooth, store it in milk to keep it from drying out, and then consult a dentist. The longer the tooth is out of the socket, the less likely reinsertion is to work.
Cut inside the mouth: Clean the affected area. Do not attempt to remove any object stuck in the cut. Apply pressure to avoid bleeding from the wound until you consult a dentist or a doctor.
Jaw fracture: A fractured jaw can affect teeth alignment, which in turn affects your bite. You will want to see a dentist after a medical doctor treats the fracture.
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