Any issues associated with oral accidents and injuries can lead to severe oral health ailments unless they are properly treated. This includes any form of blunt trauma or oral accidents that can arise at any time. if you should suffer a dental emergency, visit your dentist for minor restorations or if needed in severe situations, go to the emergency room.
If you ever have restorations in place, such as dental fillings and dental crowns, be aware that they can be knocked out if you suffer an oral accident or injury. If you should ever have a dental filling knocked out, it is important to cover up the exposed portion of a tooth. The vulnerable cavity can become a home to bacteria and plaque, so it is important to cover it up with sugarless gum or dental cement until you can see your dentist. If you lose a dental crown, cover the exposed area with a cotton swab dabbed in clove oil. If the dental crown is still available, rinse it off, and it can be placed back over the vulnerable tooth until it can be permanently restored or replaced by your dentist.
In severe situations, teeth can be knocked out completely. However, it may be possible for your dentist to reinsert the tooth later. Place the tooth in a tooth-saving solution and visit your dentist for a restoration. If you visit your dentist within one hour, they may be able to insert the tooth back into the socket.
Let Dr. Christopher Layton and our team at Calavera Hills Dental make sure that you receive the care and support your smile requires. If you would like to visit our dentist office in Oceanside, California, please schedule an appointment at 760-842-5876.