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Emergency dental care – how to deal with one

A dental emergency may arise anywhere and anytime and our expert team at Bello Dental is always ready to help you out with the least inconvenience possible. But first, you need to know what an emergency is and how you can deal with it by the time it takes you to reach a dental emergency ward.

Emergency dental care

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is when you are experiencing extreme pain, tenderness or discomfort in and around your oral cavity. It may be anything such as a painful swelling around your tooth or the one outside your mouth around your neck. It may be because of excruciating pain in your oral cavity, a knocked out tooth and even a painless swelling in or around your mouth which is gradually increasing in size.

 

But remember, if you have been in an accident, it is not a dental emergency but a medical one and you should head to the medical emergency ward at once.

What should you do when experiencing a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is not something which you can really deal with and should be best left to your dentist. However, there are some measures which you can take to reduce the discomfort in the meantime your dentist at Bello Dental takes a look at you.

If you have pain and tenderness, over the counter analgesics can be taken to reduce the pain. But in case of swelling, never apply hot fomentation to the area since it will only aggravate the problem. Cold compress on the other hand is effective in reducing the swelling and also numbs the pain thereby providing temporary relief. Use of aspirin at the site of pain may also provide some relief but make sure that you don’t keep it in contact with your oral mucosa for long since it can cause tissue burn. Clove oil is also slow though effective in reducing toothache.

What should you do with a knocked out tooth?

Always try to wash your knocked out tooth by potable water but never try to scrub it at all since doing so will remove root fibers from the tooth and hinder the reattachment process. Try to keep the tooth below your tongue in your oral cavity to keep it hydrated. However, in case of child patient, it is best to keep it in a normal saline solution, milk or potable water since the child might swallow it and choke on it. If the milk tooth has been knocked out, don’t try to force it in the socket since the pressure might damage the permanent erupting tooth.

What should you do with a knocked out tooth?

If you feel that any of the above has dislodged, don’t swallow and spit it out of your mouth to prevent choking on them. Crowns, bridges and brackets should be preserved for re-cementation while fillings will have to be replaced. In the meantime you can prevent contamination of the cavity by filling it with chewing gum but make sure that it is sugar free or else you will experience sensitivity in the tooth.

What is an abscess and how can it be an emergency?

If the initial caries on the tooth is not removed, it progresses onto reach the innermost part of the tooth i.e. pulp. Pulp is the nerve and blood supply of the tooth and the bacteria in the caries derive their nutrition from the blood, rapidly increasing in number and causing tissue degeneration and infection. the infection leads to formation of pus and therefore abscess which may cause swelling anywhere near the tooth or even outside the mouth. Not only the bacterial infection is an emergency but also, the swelling may interfere with breathing and swallowing if it increases too much in size. So, make an appointment with your dentist at Bello Dental immediately if you encounter such a situation. You may need to get tooth extraction done or a root canal treatment which will be decided by your dentist only after an oral examination which will inevitably include taking radiographs.

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Eileen Campos
Eileen Campos
20:05 22 Feb 20
Dr. Kang, Yesenia, and the entire team at Bello Dental are exceptional. Their work is top notch and they truly are all... about patient care. The office is very modern, up to date, and very clean. Everyone here is very friendly. I have never said this before, but I cannot wait for my next visit to the dentist.read more
Jazmin Delgado
Jazmin Delgado
22:48 06 Jan 20
Very professional and kind service. When I called in about the amount of pain I was i over my root canal, they took me... in without an appointment. He saw me right away as soon as he could and was very cautious with my tooth. He presented options for me that I could afford and helped me with my tooth pain. I left there happy with the advice and service I was given and I am strongly considering going back for any of my other dental problems.read more
John Castañeda
John Castañeda
23:48 04 Jan 20
This place was great! Everyone was friendly and welcoming. I felt like I was in good care through the process. This... will be mine and my families new dental office! Good prices, great work and very professional!read more
Grace Lee
Grace Lee
02:07 28 Dec 19
I visited Bello Dental for whitening and wisdom tooth consultation. From start to finish, Dr. Kang and his staff were... nothing but professional, friendly, and gentle. I had my teeth whitened and the entire procedure was quick and painless, with no sensitivity during or after. Everyone checked in on me frequently throughout the procedure, which I appreciated as someone who was having teeth whitened for the first time. Dr. Kang was thorough and attentive, and honest with his consultation for my wisdom tooth removal. The facilities are all new and spotless and everyone I interacted with was so friendly and efficient in everything they did. I would high recommend Bello Dental for great dental care and/or whitening!read more
Lul Lo
Lul Lo
17:58 23 Dec 19
FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT they say!!!!! and by all means Calling BELLO DENTAL was nothing but EXCELLENT Customer service... the staff is friendly and professional one on one care DR. KANG thank you. If you need DENTAL care BELLO DENTAL is the place to go.read more
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DTAC REAP
03:38 19 Dec 19
Was referred to by a friend to come visit this office and I must say I was very impressed. The doctor and his... assistants were professional and immensely thorough. I’ll continue to remain a patient for a long time coming.read more
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