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Oral Health Care Fundamentals: Oral Emergencies

Are you prepared for the holiday season and any risks and hazards that can arise? If you have not already done so, keep your smile safe and well prepared for any potential oral health emergencies that can arise. Even the most effective oral health care treatments cannot prevent oral accidents from taking place, but with the proper planning, you can ensure your best chance of a successful recovery.

In order to protect yourself from further damage from an oral emergency, visit your dentist or hospital emergency room after each incident. If you have suffered a chipped or broken tooth, it is important to always make sure to rinse out your mouth using warm water and apply gauze until bleeding has stopped. If the tooth has been fully knocked out, collect the tooth and place it in a liquid solution until a visit to your dentist can be made. if your dentist is able to reinsert the tooth into the socket within 1 hour, it stands a good chance of taking hold.

if you have any lost dental fillings, cover the affected area with a piece of sugarless gum or some form of dental cement. If you have lost a dental crown, it is important to cover up the affected tooth with a cotton swab and clove oil. If you would like, you can put the crown back into place and temporarily attach it using dental cement, toothpaste, or a denture adhesive.

Oral emergencies can treated with the help of our team of experts at Adam Rauzman, DDS. If you need a dentist in Hawthorne, New Jersey, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Adam Rauzman at our dentist office, by calling us at (973) 427-4201.