Emergency dentists often act as a backup insurance policy, meaning you don’t think about it very often until you or a loved one actually needs it. No one can ever prepare for an emergency, but with that in mind it’s always good to mentally and physically prepare yourself for something that may be unforeseen. In the following article we were going to discuss a few tips on handling an oral health emergency.
It’s important to remember that most teeth are hard on the outside, but soft and tender on the inside. The outside of each tooth is protected by enamel coated layer material called dentin, and dentin is statistically stronger than bone. Mouth trauma as well as bacteria and expose the sensitive inner layer of your teeth to harm. If an unforeseen event like a cracked, broken, or missing tooth occurs, try to follow the below steps:
There are many people that keep emergency medical supplies on hand or in their cars, but did you know that dental first aid kids are just as important? Feel free to assemble your own dental first aid kit if you prefer by making sure that it contains the following supplies:
If you are in the market or a potential dentist that can help you in the case of an emergency, come get to know us here at Dental Art in Houston, TX. We would love the opportunity to help you or a member of your family during an emergency situation, but we’re also available for general dentistry help. Give us a call!