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We’ve moved! Come see us at our new Arrow Dental office

Welcome to our dental clinic! We've undergone some exciting changes over the past year and are thrilled to announce that we've moved to a brand new, modern office towards the end of 2022.  Located in Pension Towers, 2nd Floor Loita St, Nairobi, our new space is...

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Common dental emergencies and how to handle them

Dental emergencies can be painful and stressful, but seeking prompt treatment is essential for maintaining good oral health. Some common dental emergencies include a knocked-out tooth, a broken or cracked tooth, a toothache, a lost filling or crown, and an abscess. Knowing how to handle these emergencies can help to reduce pain and prevent further complications.

Knocked-out tooth

If a tooth is knocked out, it’s important to seek treatment from a dentist as soon as possible. The longer a tooth is out of the mouth, the less likely it is to survive. To help increase the chances of the tooth being saved, follow these steps:

  1. Find the tooth and pick it up by the crown, avoiding touching the root.
  2. Rinse the tooth gently with water, but do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue.
  3. If possible, try to reinsert the tooth into the socket. If this is not possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk or saliva.
  4. See a dentist as soon as possible.

Broken or cracked tooth

A broken or cracked tooth can be painful and can cause sensitivity to hot and cold. To help reduce pain and prevent further damage, follow these steps:

  1. Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area.
  2. Apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth to help reduce swelling.
  3. Take over-the-counter pain medication as needed.
  4. See a dentist as soon as possible. If possible, bring any pieces of the broken tooth with you.

Toothache

Toothaches can be caused by a number of things, including decay, infection, or trauma. To help relieve tooth pain, follow these steps:

  1. Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area.
  2. Gently floss around the tooth to remove any food that may be stuck.
  3. Take over-the-counter pain medication as needed.
  4. See a dentist as soon as possible to determine the cause of the toothache and receive appropriate treatment.

Lost filling or crown

If a filling or crown falls out, it’s important to see a dentist as soon as possible to have it replaced. In the meantime, follow these steps to help protect the tooth:

  1. Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area.
  2. If the filling or crown is still intact, try to reinsert it into the socket. If this is not possible, put the filling or crown in a safe place and bring it with you to the dentist.
  3. Cover the area with a piece of sugar-free gum or dental cement to help protect the tooth.
  4. See a dentist as soon as possible to have the filling or crown replaced.

Abscess

An abscess is a pocket of infected pus that can form at the root of a tooth or in the gums. Abscesses can be painful and can cause fever and swelling. If you suspect you have an abscess, follow these steps:

  1. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water to clean the area and help reduce swelling.
  2. Take over-the-counter pain medication as needed.
  3. See a dentist as soon as possible for treatment.

Conclusion

Dental emergencies can be painful and stressful, but seeking prompt treatment is essential for maintaining good oral health. Knowing how to handle common dental emergencies, such as a knocked-out tooth, a broken or cracked tooth, a toothache, a lost filling or crown, and an abscess, can help to reduce pain and prevent further complications. If you experience a dental emergency, see a dentist as soon as possible for appropriate treatment.

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