Brandon MS Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies can strike at any time even in Brandon MS.
But they strike at the worst possible time, almost every time.
At Dentist Brandon MS, we can’t prevent dental emergencies, but we can be here to treat them or help you manage them until they can be treated.
Dental Emergencies – Common Causes
The American Dental Association reports that the #1 cause of dental emergencies in the US are mishaps while playing sports.
A missed fly ball during that Little League game that hits the mouth, or that wayward elbow during a basketball game; can turn a fun sporting event into a dental emergency.
Now you might be thinking that since you’re an adult, you don’t have to worry much about those things.
But then there is this:
The second most common cause of dental emergencies involve “moving accidents” – car or bicycle wrecks, taking a fall while out running, or even a bad landing at the skate park.
Dental Emergencies – Tips & Tricks
Regardless of what might cause your dental emergency, there are things you can do to make the best of a bad situation, starting with these tips:
- Call us at 601-759-4366
You can always make a trip to the ER, but chances are you will get faster relief at lower cost if you can avoid the hospital.
- If a tooth is knocked out, clean it and put it back into the socket if possible.
Barring that, use a tooth preservation product; or put it into a container of milk.
- Tooth pain – floss and brush around the area first.
Sometimes food lodged near the tooth can cause discomfort.
- Cracked or broken teeth – rinse with warm water first.
Then put a cold compress over the area to reduce swelling.
But the best way to treat a dental emergency is to avoid it in the first place.
Be sure to take these precautionary measures whenever possible:
- Wear a mouth guard when playing sports.
- Avoid chewing things like ice or popcorn kernels.
Also, don’t crunch hard things like mints between your teeth.
- Never use your teeth to rip packaging or remove bottle caps.
That’s what scissors and bottle openers are for.
But as we all know, sometimes accidents just happen.
Call us: 601-759-4366
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