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Common Causes Of Dental Emergencies

Toothache is the most common reason for people to go to the dentist. Other causes of dental emergencies include loose teeth, broken teeth, and nerve injury. If you have any of these symptoms, see your dentist as soon as possible. You can also visit, to know more about dental emergencies.

If you can't get to the dentist right away, do the following:

  • Put a cold pack on the tooth or jaw for 20 minutes or so. This will reduce the pain and help stop the tooth from bleeding.
  • Apply a pressure bandage to the area around the tooth and pull it tight. This will keep the tooth in place and reduce pain.
  • Take ibuprofen (if available) and drink plenty of fluids to relieve pain and swelling.


Advice For The Patient and Their Family

If you are experiencing tooth pain, the first step is to visit your dentist. However, if your tooth is already loose or falling out, there are a few things that you can do to help. Here are a few tips for dental emergencies:

– If the tooth is loose and falls out, try to hold on to it as best as possible. If you can't keep it in place, place it in a cup of cold water. This will help to keep it from decaying and becoming infected. 

– If your tooth is loose and doesn't fall out – but feels like it might soon – try to hold on to it with dental floss or a rubber band. If these methods don't work, try chewing on the side of the tooth that is loose until the whole tooth comes out. Then rinse the area with cold water and wait for the next dental appointment.

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