If you have children, one of the most important things you can do is keep the number of an emergency dentist on file. Accidents happen and a lot of accidents happen during play. This is especially true for playgrounds. With summer vacation approaching, children will soon be out playing with no supervision. These summer activities can cause a lot of dental emergencies.
According to Lawrence Bailey, spokesperson for the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a plethora of summer activities can cause dental emergencies. These include: falling off of playground equipment, sports, skateboarding, in-line skating and bicycling.
If your child knocks a tooth loose, push it back into its correct position with minimal pressure. Then have your child bite down so the tooth doesn’t fall back out and get to an emergency dentist ASAP. Your emergency dentist may be able to fix the tooth by simply splinting it to the two adjacent teeth until it reattaches itself to its original root.
If your child knocks a tooth all the way out, don’t touch the root. Pick it up by the crown instead. Try to put the tooth back in place. If it won’t go, then put it in a closed container with either milk or saliva to keep it moist. Get to an emergency dentist ASAP. The longer the tooth is out of the mouth, the less the chance that the dentist will be able to get it back in on a permanent basis.
Emergency Dentist Always on Hand at 1300 Great Smile
At 1300 Great Smile, we always have an emergency dentist working. We are open seven days a week, long hours on weekdays and standard hours on weekends. We know emergencies don’t always happen during standard office hours, so we stay open as long as possible.