A knocked-out tooth could dramatically affect your smile. Whether you have lost a tooth during cricket practice or due to accidentally falling, you need to rush to a dentist right away. If you will consult a dentist immediately, there are chances that you could save your natural tooth and restore your smile.
To preserve the knocked tooth, you need to keep it moist. Store it in the mouth in its original socket or between the gum and cheek temporarily. If that doesn’t seem possible, you could store the tooth in a small container filled with milk or a tooth preservation product or your saliva. Make sure you rinse off the dirt on the tooth before storing it in a moist environment.
You may not be able to avoid an accident like tripping or falling, but you could wear your mouthguard while playing sports to prevent injuries that need emergency dental care.
Cracks, Chips, or Fractures
Your teeth enamel is the strongest substance in your body which is composed of phosphate and calcium ions that naturally forms a hard layering over your tooth. This means your teeth can endure more force than the bones in your body which is why we could tear raw carrots and meat with them.
Our teeth indeed are made of the strongest substance but are not unbreakable. If any unexpected accident occurs, your teeth can be cracked, chipped, or fractured. Such unfortunate breakage occurs when you bite onto something very hard or fall accidentally. You shall not use your teeth for purposes other than eating like breaking hard substances or opening a packet.
Chronic pain in your teeth may make it very difficult to eat and cause a different level of discomfort which might lead to an emergency dental situation. You can develop severe toothache due to various reasons like
- Gum disease or gum infection
- Dental decay
- Damaged tooth filling
- Fractured tooth
In case of an unexpected toothache, your treatment might need a simple tooth filling or root canal, or tooth extraction, depending on the case. Regular visits to the dentist and a proper oral care routine could prevent such unexpected toothache. Dental evaluation by a professional every six months could save you from this emergency.
You can’t prevent emergencies but you surely can take proper preventive measures to protect your teeth from conditions like advanced gum disease or chronic toothache.
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