Oral Accidents Happen… Are You Prepared?

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Oral accidents happen… are you prepared? Even though you cannot predict when accidents will occur, and you cannot fully prevent them from happening, you can take steps to prepare yourself with effective treatment means which can often be the difference in your recovery.

Listed below are a few varieties of oral emergencies and their effective treatment plans:

Bad bites:

– If you bite your tongue and lip, wash out your wound and your mouth to ensure it is clean, and apply gauze until the bleeding stops or if it is deep a deep wound, stitches may be mandatory.

Lost Tooth:

– If a tooth is knocked out, it might be possible to save it for re-insertion later by placing the tooth in a tooth-saving product, such as Save-A-Tooth or milk, and keep it moist until you can visit your dentist to reset it back in your mouth.

Lost Crown or Filling:

– A lost dental crown should be covered with a cotton swab coated in clove oil, whereas a lost filling should be covered with chewing gum or dental cement.

Please call Blue Ribbon Dental so we can get you in to see Dr. Ronald Levine and our team as soon as possible. Our dentist office is located in Germantown, Maryland, and we can be reached at 301-540-8808. We look forward to seeing you smile bright this season.