What your dentists in Venice want you to know
You never know when you will experience a dental emergency. You can suffer trauma to your face through an accident or sports injury. You can suffer extreme pain from untreated dental decay. If you are a young adult, you can have pain from erupting wisdom teeth. Whatever the dental emergency is, your dentists at Davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals in Venice, FL want to help.
There are some things you can do to be prepared for a dental emergency. You should keep a dental emergency kit in a convenient place in your home. The kit should contain an over-the-counter pain medication, sterile gauze, saline solution, a small container with a lid, and the emergency, after-hours and office numbers for Davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals.
If you are involved in a dental emergency, the first thing to do is stay calm and don’t panic. When you are calm and thinking clearly, you will be better able to assess the situation and do what is needed.
First, you should clean the affected area and put pressure on it with a piece of gauze to try and stop the bleeding.
If the problem is a chipped or fractured tooth, rinse the area and place an ice pack to prevent swelling.
If the problem is a tooth that has been knocked out, keep the tooth moist. If it's possible, without forcing it, you can attempt to put the tooth back in its socket, without touching the roots. The best place is between your cheek and gums, but you can also place it in the container with the saline solution. Remember to carry and hold the tooth by the crown so you keep the roots of the tooth free of germs.
Contact your dentist at Davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals as soon as possible. These are just a few of the steps which are helpful in a dental emergency. For more detailed information about dental emergencies, please visit the emergency care section on the website at http://www.venicedentist.com/library/8214/EmergencyCare.html
A dental emergency can be a scary situation, but just remember that help is a phone call away from your dentists at Davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals in Venice, FL.