First Aid for Dental Emergencies – Accident-related Injuries – Dental Care Experts

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First Aid for Dental Emergencies – Accident-related Injuries

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First aid for dental emergencies series – Dental emergency can come in many form and caused by many factors. One of the most common causes of dental emergency is accident that leads to injuries.

Previously we’ve talked about how to provide first aid for dental emergencies that are related to your tooth (broken, loose, knocked out); and this time we will cover other aspects including broken jaw or other jaw injury, excessive bleeding from tongue or lip bite, lost dental filling or crown, and damaged braces.

First Aid for Dental Emergencies – Injuries and Dental Prosthetics

First Aid for Broken Jaw / Jaw Injury

A broken jaw can be painful. The first aid for this condition is to provide cold compress to the area. Do remember that time is at the essence, and you really need to go to the nearest emergency room or emergency dental clinics. You can also take over-the-counter pain killer; but don’t delay your appointment with your doctor/dentist.

First Aid for Lip or Tongue Bite

Although in most cases accidental lip or tongue bite are harmless, there are some unfortunate people who injure their mouth’s soft tissue to the point of excessive bleeding. To provide first aid in this kind of situation, the first thing to do is to clean the area. You can do so by rinsing or gargling warm water in your mouth. After that, apply cold compress to decrease the swelling. If the bleeding don’t stop, visit your dentist’s office for further treatment.

First Aid for Damaged braces.

If you happen to have an unfortunate bump and accidentally damage your braces, then you should call your dentist or orthodontist as soon as possible. It is true that there are cases where the braces damage aren’t serious, but there are also other cases where it needs to be fixed as soon as possible.

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First Aid for Lost filling or Crown

Lost filling or crown may lead to discomfort. It’s teeth sensitivity all over again. The first aid for lost filling or crown is to pick up the crown, clean them gently, and put them in a safe place. Immediately call your dentist and ask whether you can  are allowed to apply teeth sensitivity home remedies like clove oil. Alternatively, take over-the-counter pain killer (it would be better if you can find the one that can decrease the possible swelling as well).

Stay tuned for more, and we appreciate if you can share your story with us using the comment section below. That is all for our second part of the first aid for dental emergencies series.

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