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Tooth-Saving Tips for a Dental Emergency

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A dental emergency can turn an ordinary day into a nightmare, but knowing how to handle the problem can save your tooth, and reduce your stress level. Generally speaking, it’s important to remain calm, control any bleeding, and protect the affected teeth. If bleeding is severe or won’t stop after applying pressure, go to an emergency room immediately. Avoid aspirin and ibuprofen; these medications can increase bleeding.

Use the guidelines below to manage common dental injuries, accidents, and other problems.

  • Gum Pain with Swelling

Gum pain and oral swelling could indicate an abscess. Make an emergency dental appointment right away. If an abscess ruptures, you may experience a sudden release of foul fluid from the area. Rinse with warm water until all the fluid is removed.

  • Lip or Tongue Bite



Clean the wound with water and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. Apply pressure to control bleeding. If bleeding doesn’t stop within ten minutes, go to a hospital emergency room.

  • Mouth Burns



The roof of your mouth can easily be burned by hot foods or beverages. Rinse your mouth with salt water after meals, and use over-the-counter topical anesthetics to control pain. If the burn has not healed within ten days, see your dentist in Sarasota.

  • Knocked-Out Tooth

To save a knocked-out tooth, prompt emergency dental care is essential. Re-implantation is most likely to be successful within the first hour or so after the accident. Rinse out your mouth and bite down onto gauze to reduce bleeding. Handle the tooth by its crown only; rinse it and place it in a small container with milk, saliva, or saline solution. See your dentist immediately.

  • Broken Tooth

If large pieces of a tooth have broken off, it’s possible to reattach them if you act quickly. Save the pieces, and rinse them in warm water. Place them in milk or saline solution, and see an emergency dentist immediately.

  • Emergencies with Braces

There are a variety of emergencies that affect braces, such as trapped food particles, inhaled or swallowed pieces of appliances, poking wires, and mouth sores. If you experience an emergency that involves inhaling or swallowing a foreign object, bleeding, or severe laceration, seek emergency dental treatment at once. Otherwise, call your orthodontist to explain the situation and obtain advice.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Sarasota, call Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota today at (941) 306-1818 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Sarasota. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota.

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