Taking care of your smile includes eliminating or helping to protect your smile against any or all accidents or injuries that may arise. However, not all accidents can be prevented. Thus, it is important to make sure that you have an effective treatment plan in place, so recovery time can be minimized, and you can receive the appropriate treatments necessary, especially at our location here in Midlothian, VA.
If you ever suffer from an oral emergency, it is important to remain calm and apply the appropriate care. Typically, oral emergencies arise when teeth are knocked out due to an oral accident or injury. If you ever suffer significant dental trauma and a tooth is knocked out, try to locate the tooth and place it in a liquid solution, which is important as it may be possible to reinsert the tooth later. Your dentist will require a moist tooth that has not dried out if you wish to save it. Typically, a tooth stands the best chance of being reinserted if you visit your dentist within an hour of it being knocked out.
Another common oral health risk that often arises with oral emergencies is due to objects stuck between teeth. Oftentimes this may be nothing more than popcorn kernels or other small objects, but you can end up doing serious damage to your mouth if you try to dislodge them incorrectly. Never use any sharp objects or pins that can easily lacerate your gums or damage your tooth enamel. Instead, try using an interdental cleaning tool such as dental floss or a water flosser to gently clean between teeth.
When you are ready to visit the dental office of Morrison Dental Group in Midlothian, VA, for treatment for an oral emergency, you can book an exam by calling us at 804-639-7500. Our entire team of professionals look forward to helping rebuild your damaged smile.