Frequently Asked Questions: Dental Emergencies
Q1. What are the precautionary steps that I can take to avoid future dental emergency visits?
As they say, ‘precaution is always better than cure’. You can avoid some of the most common dental emergencies by employing a few basic precautionary methods. For instance, avoid chewing hard foods such as candies and ice. In addition, always wear a dental mouth guard during sports.
Q2. What precautions should I take in the time till I arrive at a dentist’s office?
Although a dentist will see you immediately, there are a few precautionary steps that you can take till the time a dentist examines you. If you have broken your teeth, for instance, then rinse the area and apply a cold compress. Or if you have lost a tooth, then rinse the tooth’s root with water and carefully hold it by the crown. Also try to put the tooth back in the socket.