4 Ways to Help Prevent Dental Emergencies
At Modern American Dentistry, we’ve found that the most common dental emergencies are infections. We also know that these infections come with excruciating pain and swelling. But infections are not the only dental emergencies.
Our Woodland Hills, CA emergency dentist treats dental emergencies often and focuses on relieving pain and saving your tooth or teeth.
Let’s look at ways that you can prevent dental emergencies.
1. A Solid Oral Hygiene Routine
Our Woodland Hills emergency dentist recommends brushing and flossing twice per day.
This is the foundation of a clean and healthy mouth and goes a long way toward preventing dental infections.
2. Avoid Sugar
Chewing gum and candy with sugar and drinking sweet drinks can lead to tooth decay, infections, and dental emergencies.
Even the natural sugar found in fruit juice can lead to tooth decay and dental emergencies.
Moderation is key, and a solid oral hygiene routine is crucial.
3. Don’t Skip Dental Cleanings and Routine Exams
At Modern American Dentistry, we recommend dental cleanings every six months. Even the best at-home oral hygiene routine cannot remove all the bacteria and plaque.
Also, our dentist and hygienist can spot potential issues before they become emergencies
4. Wear Protective Face Gear When Playing Sports
A softball to the mouth is never pleasant, but if you’re wearing the right protective face gear, such as mouth guards, you can help prevent broken dental work and tooth loss.
If you do experience a tooth knock out, contact our dental office immediately. Often this tooth is still salvageable.
How We Treat Your Dental Emergency
Our emergency dentist acts as soon as possible to relieve your pain and save your tooth or teeth.
Our approach is based solely on the nature of your emergency.
Dental emergencies may include one or more of the following:
- Tooth or gum pain
- Gums or cheek swelling
- Oral bleeding
- Lost or broken tooth
- Broken dental appliance
Contact Our Woodland Hills Emergency Dentist
If you think you have a dental emergency, don’t wait! Contact Modern American Dentistry immediately.