DURING A SEASON FILLED with family vacations, pick-up football games, and peanut brittle, dental emergencies are especially common. Here at Dental Partners of Boston, we’re available to help in case a problem crops up. However, we’d prefer to help you prevent emergencies.
A Little Bit Of Preparation Can Prevent Emergencies
Your first line of defense in preventing dental emergencies is your regularly scheduled check up. We always look over your dental work to make sure nothing is loose or damaged. We also keep an eye on your teeth and gums and catch problems that could lead to toothaches or sensitivity.
And to protect your teeth from accidents, the very best thing to do is wear a mouthguard. Remember it during basketball, football, hockey, and anything else where there’s risk of your teeth coming in contact with the floor, a ball, or other players.
Some First Aid Tips, Just In Case
Sometimes accidents happen despite our best efforts, so here are some quick tips on how to deal with an emergency.
- If you have a toothache, rinse out your mouth with warm water. Call us if the pain persists or gets worse.
- If your tooth gets knocked out, save the tooth in a glass of milk. Sometimes, we’re able to get the tooth back in place.
- If your filling comes loose, put some sugarless gum where the filling used to be. This protects the empty space and keeps the pain down.
Contact Us If Your Have An Emergency
Remember that we’re here to help. Keep our contact information on hand. Even if our office is closed, we’ll forward you to either your dentist or the person on-call. Whether you need a simple fix, or a more involved procedure, we can take care of it.
If you have a dental emergency, contact us right away. Our goal is to help you maintain your dental health and comfort.