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Dental First Aid for Dental Emergencies
Dental First Aid for Dental EmergenciesIn case of a dental emergency, it is important to act quickly and correctly to minimize potential damage. Here are some first aid measures for common dental emergencies:
1. Toothache: Rinse your mouth with warm water and gently floss around the affected tooth to remove any debris. Avoid placing aspirin or any other pain medication directly on the gums.
2. Knocked-out tooth: Hold the tooth by the crown (top part) and rinse it gently with water if dirty. Try to reinsert the tooth into the socket, making sure it is facing the right way. If that's not possible, place the tooth in a container of milk or saliva and seek immediate dental care.
3. Chipped or broken tooth: Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. Save any broken tooth fragments and visit a dentist as soon as possible.
4. Lost filling or crown: Clean the affected area and use dental cement, which can be found at a pharmacy, to temporarily cover the exposed tooth. Make an appointment with your dentist to have the filling or crown replaced.
5. Tooth abscess: Rinse your mouth with mild saltwater and use over-the-counter pain relievers if needed. Seek prompt dental treatment to address the underlying infection.
Remember, these first aid measures are temporary solutions. It's crucial to visit a dentist as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment. In case of a dental emergency, contact your dentist or seek immediate medical attention.
At our partner Dental Emergency Service (Zahnarzt-Notdienst.de), you will find all the information on what to do in various dental emergency situations.
How do I recognize a root canal infection?
A root canal infection is often recognizable by tenderness or pain when tapping on the tooth and applying pressure to the outer and inner surfaces of the gum around the root tips. You may also feel that the tooth is elevated or higher than usual.
What can I do?
- Apply cold: Cool the affected tooth with an ice cube, preferably wrapped in a clean cloth.
- Clove oil
- Mouthwash (Chlorhexidine)
How do I prepare for the treatment?
Do not consume any drugs (alcohol, recreational drugs) prior to the treatment.
Where do I call?
Please visit our contact page to check if we are open. If we are open, give us a call or send us an email.
Outside of our opening hours, please visit https://www.zahnarzt-notdienst.de and enter your postal code to find the nearest emergency dental service to your place of residence.