If you ever suffer from a dental emergency, it is important to take the necessary steps as soon as possible. This includes visiting your dentist here in Williamsburg and Norge, VA, if necessary or the emergency room if the condition is severe. Even before professional help arrives, it is important to take care of your teeth and gums and limit the effects of any dental damage that may have occurred. It can even be beneficial for lowering recovery time.
If you should ever suffer an oral accident or injury in the form of chipped or broken teeth, it is important to apply gauze to the area to minimize bleeding. However, with a nominal amount of care, you can stop minor bleeding and use various tools to help relieve pain and reduce swelling. If bleeding continues to occur after 10 minutes, visit the emergency room.
In various situations, you may end up suffering dental damage in the form of objects getting caught between teeth. Although this often isn’t that big of a concern, the object still needs to be removed as soon as possible. However, severe damage often occurs when individuals try to remove it with improper tools. Never use a sharp instrument or pin or any other object that can potentially damage your teeth and gums. Instead, use an interdental cleaner such as dental floss to help gently and safely dislodge the debris.
Are you in need of oral health care for an oral emergency? If so, please call our dental professionals at (757) 220-0330 at our office in Williamsburg and Norge, VA. Morrison Dental Group and our expert team are here to rebuild your smile!