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Summer Dental Emergencies Happen Without Warning

  • July 13, 2016

Hello and welcome to another July edition of the Holly Dental care blog!

We hope that you are enjoying some summertime fun and staying safe whatever you are up to.

Today we want to talk about what to do for your smile should things ever go awry at the pool or the family cookout. We don’t mean to sound alarmist, but the fact is, dental emergencies can strike without warning.

The good news is that dental emergencies are seldom life threatening. Still, it is always best to be prepared so that you can act fast.

That’s why in this post we will cover some common occurrences and what you can do to allow for the best possible outcome in the end. If you are faced with an emergency situation right now, get in-touch with our team ASAP!

Broken Tooth

All summer long, there will be many things that lead to a chipped or broken tooth.

Using your teeth as a beer opener or other type of tool can lead to a world of pain. Running and tripping on the wet concrete around the swimming pool can be problematic too.

Crunching too hard on stuff like popcorn and hard candy at the Drive-In, BBQ ribs, or even ice can also lead to a broken tooth.

The danger in all these things is that, when you chip or break a tooth, you can expose the dentin and dental pulp, putting yourself at risk for a root canal or worse.

According to your situation, our team at Holly Dental Care has several treatment options that can restore your tooth to match your natural smile, if you don’t delay.

Bites

When you accidentally bite your own tongue, lips, or any other part of your mouth, you will feel the hurt immediately.

It is important that you stay calm and start by cleaning the area that you cut. Also secure some sort of ice pack or cold compress that you can apply.

If the bleeding refuses to stop, then don’t put off calling our office to arrange for treatment.

Dislodged Tooth

A tooth can become dislodged anywhere as the result of an injury or accident.

Whenever a tooth gets knocked out, it will be a painful and intensely emotional experience. Just remember that your reaction time is critical when attempting to save a dislodged tooth. If you are able to find the tooth, lift it by the crown rather than the root, lightly rinse it off and place the tooth in milk.

Then you will need to get to Holly Dental Care as fast as you can! We will do everything we can to save your natural tooth.

We Can Help You Get Through Your Dental Emergency

If you are confronted with a dental emergency, then contact us online or call the Holly Dental Care office at 877-321-1933. We set aside time every day for dental emergencies, and our ongoing commitment is to give you competent treatment as quickly as possible.

Be careful out there!