A multitude of teeth are knocked out every year. The main causes are fights and sports injuries.
These knocked out teeth can often be re-implanted under favorable conditions. If the tooth can be replanted within minutes after the accident, there is a greater chance the tooth will be retained for life.
Any kind of cut to your face and/or the delicate soft tissues inside your mouth is a dental emergency that calls for immediate care and attention to prevent further tissue damage and infection.
Immediate intervention includes application of pressure pack and ice to the affected area to stop bleeding. Repeated rinsing should also be avoided.
The dentist should be contacted immediately to ascertain the extent of injury to determine the need of stitching the wound and to make sure that there are no associated injuries of facial bone such as those of jaw, nose, chin or cheek.
Injury to facial bones might need a maxillo- facial surgery. Dental splints or dentures may also be required to supplement the healing process following jaw surgery.
Toothache is the most common dental emergency. Toothache in Infants: Teething is a sign that your child's gums are sore. This is perfectly normal. It is easily relieved by allowing the baby to suck on a teething ring, or gently rubbing your baby's gums with the back of a small spoon, a piece of wet gauze, or even your finger.
For babies under the age of 4, teething rings and pacifiers can be safely used to facilitate the child's oral needs for relieving gum pain.In young children, toothaches are normally caused by erupting teeth. However, cavities too are very common in this ageIn adults, toothache is normally points to a broken decayed tooth.
Whatever the cause of dental emergency, be sure to contact us immediately!