Posted .

Are you aware of oral emergencies that can often arise and what you can do to help minimize the damage? Although professional care is often needed if you suffer any kind of horrible accident or injury, there are steps you can take in the immediate aftermath of the trauma to help assist with recovery time later on.

Due to risks associated with oral emergencies, always have plans in place to limit the damage that occurs. If you should ever have any object stuck between your teeth, do not try to pry at it with a sharp object or pin. Instead, try using interdental cleaning tools such as dental floss or a water flosser to gently trying to dislodge the object. If you continue to have issues, visit our dentist, so they can dislodge it for you.

In situations where you have teeth knocked out, make sure you collect the tooth and place it into a tooth-saving solution. This could be something as simple as water with a tinge of table salt or milk if it is available. Furthermore, use a cell growth medium such a Save-a-Tooth. Visit our dentist as soon as possible to have the best chance to have the tooth reinserted later on, which typically occurs within one hour of the tooth dislocation.

Are you in need of a dentist in Poughkeepsie, New York? If so, our team at Mark L. Pitel, DMD, PC can help with oral emergencies. To book a visit to our dental office, call us at 845-454-0790 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Mark L. Pitel and our team want to help you find your healthy smile!