Just like any medical crisis, a dental emergency can happen in an instant and disrupt your life. The more you know about preventing and treating dental emergencies, the better your dental health will be. Using state-of-the-art technology, Alexander Visot, D.D.S. provides expert treatment for various dental emergencies at his Woodland Hills, California practice. Call his emergency number, (323) 345-4926, or book an appointment online. Dr. Visot and his staff will make you their top priority.
Common dental emergencies include:
Avoid cracked or broken teeth by being careful when you chew. Don’t bite down on hard candy, ice, or popcorn kernels. When you eat hard foods such as almonds, bite gently.
Wear a mouthguard for sports. These protective devices can save your teeth. They come in several varieties; ask Dr. Visot about the best kind for you.
Don’t ever use your teeth to cut things or open packages. Use scissors.
Contact Dr. Visot to assess your dental emergency. Depending on your injury or ailment and when it occurs, you may need treatment immediately. Here are some tips for protecting your mouth until you arrive at Dr. Visot’s office:
Rinse with warm water to clean the area. To minimize any swelling, apply cold compresses to your face. If your tooth is severely cracked or broken, an infection can set in, so don’t delay in getting medical attention.
You need to preserve knocked out teeth by keeping them moist. If possible, put the tooth carefully back in its socket, holding it down with a wet tea bag or piece of gauze. Otherwise, place it between your cheek and gums, or in a cup of milk, until you can get to Dr. Visot’s office.
If you have a mouth injury from biting your lip or tongue, or from a fall, use warm water to clean the area gently.
For a toothache: before your appointment, floss gently to clean between your teeth, and rinse gently with warm water.
If an object stuck in your mouth causes your problem, don’t try to dislodge it with sharp instruments. If gentle flossing doesn’t work, let Dr. Visot safely remove it for you.
It’s critical to see Dr. Visot for your dental emergency as soon as possible so that you can avoid any serious complications. Make your appointment online or call his emergency number: (323) 345-4926.