We recognize that emergency situations do arise, and we will do our best to respond promptly. Knowing how to handle a dental emergency can mean the difference between saving or losing a tooth.
Tooth knocked out: First, try to stick the tooth back in place and hold it there while you rush to see the dentist. If that’s impossible, put the tooth is a container of milk (or water if milk is not available) and take it and the patient to the dentist immediately.
Fractured Tooth: To avoid further aggravating the damaged tooth, place a piece of soft wax into the area of the tooth that was chipped. You should eat only soft foods and try to avoid food and drink that are hot and cold to the touch.
Fractured Jaw: If you find that your jaw hurts when it is moved or if you cannot close your mouth in a normal fashion, it is likely that you have fractured your jaw. Seek professional medical help at a hospital emergency room. The hospital will be able to treat your injury as well as advise you whether you need to make an appointment to see your dentist.
Bitten Tongue or Lip: Biting or lacerating your tongue may cause inflammation and possible bleeding. Use ice or pressure to control the swelling or bleeding. Any swelling should subside within twenty-four hours. Contact your Dentist if the pain persists or the laceration is deep.
Bleeding After an Extraction: Slight bleeding after an extraction is normal. A clot will usually form within one hour. If bleeding continues, place a thick gauze pad over the extraction site. Apply pressure to the area to control the flow of blood. If bleeding still persists, you may try soaking a tea bag in water, placing it inside a thin gauze pad, and apply pressure for one hour. The tea leaves contain minerals which may aid in the clotting procedure.
Mouth Sores: Canker sores are those very small and painful sores which occur inside the mouth. They can be caused by stress, biting the inside of the mouth or by a reaction to certain foods. If you find that you have developed a canker sore on the inside of the mouth, apply an over-the-counter medicine like Orajel or campho-phenique. This will produce a bandage-like film over the sore.
Toothache: An aching tooth is a very common dental emergency. A toothache is often a sign of infection in or around a tooth. Tylenol or aspirin can sometimes be effective in comforting pain. If there is a hole in the tooth, you may place Oil of Cloves on a small cotton pellet and place it in the site to relieve pain.
A recent breakthrough in the medical research field has identified an association between gum disease and other ailments affecting the body. One case in point is the amplified probability of heart disease and stroke occurring in those who have periodontitis disease. Periodontitis is an infection and inflammation that infect the area of the mouth that holds the teeth. Addressing gum disease with a dentist is the first line of defense.
Another discovery by researchers has pointed out that lower insulin levels is the result of treatment for periodontal disease in diabetic patients. The researchers have confidence in their finding of bacterial infections in the mouth causing swelling which in turn provides chemical differences that lessen the quality of the insulin made in the body. Thus, controlling blood sugar is a more difficult task for diabetics with periodontitis disease.
A hazard to overall health and dental health is gum disease. The most effective way to stop the onset of gum disease is to prevent it from happening altogether. Good dental hygiene with daily brushing and flossing and seeing a dentist on a regular basis will be helpful in keeping gum disease at bay. At Aqua Dental, our periodontist is meticulous in assessing your teeth. If periodontal disease is discovered, a treatment plan of action will be delivered to ensure your mouth and teeth are immediately put on the road to recovery. Our office is located in Randolph, Massachusetts. We offer the latest technology, superior customer service and we provide a calm comfortable atmosphere.
Nowadays everyone is looking for a quick fix to any problem that they come across. The same goes for those people looking for a way to whiten their teeth at home. if you’ve ever browsed the local supermarket shelves or looking online or on the T.V. you’ve surely come across advertisements for at home whitening systems that promise you a whiter smile in just a few weeks.
Even though these systems will in fact whiten your teeth, the fact remains that the results only come after weeks of continuous use. This requires you to be diligent and on top of using the system each day. The problem with at-home-whitening products is that the results are not always stellar and for some users they can cause discomfort and bad side-effects. Those who use these products without knowing they have teeth sensitivity or gum recession will often experience discomfort.
This is why the American Dental Society agrees that it is wisest to consult a dentist before using any of these products. For some people hydrogen and carbamide peroxide, the commonly used active ingredients in these at-home systems can cause discomfort and an overall unpleasant experience.
At Aqua Dental in Randolph we use both BriteSmile and Zoom Whitening to give you the brightest and whitest smile you’ve ever seen. With these in-office methods you won’t need to worry about any sort of complications or negative side effects. Instead you can relax and in no time you’ll be able to leave our office with the smile of your dreams. Don’t let your smile ruin your self-confidence. With our teeth whitening methods you’ll never be ashamed to show your smile again! We ensure you that in one session you will be pleased and happily surprised with your new smile. Be sure to call us to set up an appointment time with one of our dentists.
Do you suffer from cosmetic and oral health problems from missing teeth and not sure what can be done about it? The answer for you may be dental implants.
The implants are easily able to rectify a spectrum of concerns that people often have. Once the implant or implants are administered, since the gaps are filled in with a natural-looking substance, the teeth give an overall uniform look, allowing a beautiful smile. There is no more self-consciousness when smiling and speaking.
Also, the implant securely attaches to the bone of the jaw and stops bone loss, which leads to segments of the face becoming caved in. The prevention of bone loss alone is a very critical reason to seek dental attention for missing teeth. Paired with a great improvement in physical appearance, implants are a fabulous choice in treatment. People who opt for dentures can have problems eating certain foods. This is not so with dental implants. You will be able to eat whatever you choose with confidence and ease since one of the main functions that implants allow is the capacity to return effective biting and chewing to the person.
Why not give our esteemed office a call and set up a consultation with one of our highly competent and understanding dentists and find out if implants would be beneficial to you. The dentist you speak with will be happy to answer your questions and address any concerns that you may have. There is no reason to have to go through life with missing teeth when there is something that can be done to correct the unfavorable issue.