We can always be at risk when it comes to our teeth and mouth, depending on what you’re eating, playing sports or accidents that may occur. In any type of scenario that may happen, it is important to know what to do in a case of a dental emergency, such as cracking or losing a tooth completely, or injuring your mouth.watch full film Names on the Cup 2017
What you should already know to avoid emergencies
- Wear a mouth guard when doing sports activities.
- Avoid or carefully eat hard foods.
- If a tooth is already loose, take care of the issue before it gets worse.
Visit your dentist right away
Immediately call a dentist if your tooth gets knocked out or has become loosened due to impact. It’s urgent that you see your dentist within an hour of your injury, and remember to handle your knocked-out tooth by the top or in dental words, the crown. Do not touch the root, in simple words, the bottom of the tooth, as it has cells that are vital to reattach to the bone. Keep the detached tooth wet, wrap it in a gauze and soak it in saline solution, or in the worst case, you can keep it between your gum and cheek.
In case of a chipped tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water and use an ice pack to reduce swelling in the area. Once you are with your dentist, a typical procedure such as sanding down the area and restorative procedures may be needed to fix the tooth.
Dental Emergency Kit
- Small container for tooth
- Ibuprofen for any discomfort
- Saline solution