Broken & Displaced Tooth Care
Dentist South Seattle WA
Broken & Displaced Tooth Treatment & Care Services
One of the most frequent dental emergencies is a broken tooth. A damaged or misplaced tooth is typically not a significant emergency. Fast intervention is necessary, especially if keeping the native tooth is the main objective. Even if a tooth is entirely knocked out of the mouth, it can still be put back in, but the tooth must be properly shielded.
What Should You Do If A Tooth Is Displaced?
Locate the tooth, then wash any dirt or debris off of it. Rinse your mouth out to remove any blood or particles. The tooth should then be inserted into the socket. Hold it in place if necessary and apply a cold compress close to the wound. This helps with pain and swelling in addition to maintaining the health of the tooth and gum. Contact your dentist when the tooth has been temporarily inserted and the urgent situation has passed.
Your objective should be to protect the tooth until you get to the dentist’s office if a tooth is knocked out of your mouth and you can’t put it back in. Put the tooth in a cup of warm milk, saline solution, or your saliva while holding it by the crown (the top).
What If My Dentist Office Is Not Open?
You should seek medical attention right away if a tooth has been knocked out of position. Unfortunately, not all dental offices are open every day of the week, 24 hours a day. Go to the emergency room if required. Doctors in the emergency room can assist you with a temporary remedy that enhances the likelihood that your tooth will survive and be able to be replaced, even though you will probably need to plan a visit to the dentist’s office as soon as possible.
Do your loved ones or children engage in activities that could endanger their teeth, or are you worried about dental emergencies? You should be aware of the best ways to safeguard your teeth and those of those close to you. Contact us as soon as you can if you have any questions or if you have a dental emergency.
Seablue Dental Office FAQ
Everyone’s needs are different, so have a chat to your dentist about how often you need to have your teeth checked by them based on the condition of your mouth, teeth and gums. It’s recommended that children see their dentist at least once a year.
Regular checkups keep you updated with your oral health and help diagnose and timely treatment of any problems developing in your tooth or gums or oral tissues.
You dentist will conduct an exam and x-rays at your dental visits and educate you about your oral health.
Regular brushing and flossing after every meal should keep the food particles from depositing in crevices of your tooth and hence keeps the harmful bacteria causing the tooth decay in check.
If there is a medical emergency or life threatening condition, call 911 or go to nearest ER.
Sometimes. Contact us for a consultation.