A dental emergency is a situation in which a person’s gums or teeth need immediate medical attention. For example; if you got your teeth knocked out in an accident, it is considered a dental emergency, where you need to immediately rush to your dentist.
There are several different types of dental emergencies; i.e., Eating something hard to chew may lead to a chip or fracture on the enamel of your tooth. And if you further do not take care of your enamel, the damage can extend. Another typical dental emergency is an unexpected toothache, which may be because of tooth decay or gum infection. Finally, avoiding a visit to the dentist can have drastic effects on your oral health.
To prevent such dental emergencies, you will have to take specific steps. Start with brushing your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss every day. Brushing your teeth using the correct technique is essential in preventing gum infection and tooth decay, and flossing prevents cavities from forming in your mouth and removes plaque from places your toothbrush can not.
Next, decrease your sugar intake as much as possible. Having sugar for a long time produces acids in your mouth that weaken the enamel, turning your teeth vulnerable to injuries, cracks, and cavities.
Most importantly, visit your dentist regularly. Your dentist will check for any signs of infection or cavities and guide you on what you should do; also, remember to ask your dentist how often you should change your toothbrush. Preventing visits to the dental emergency care unit is much easier and cheaper than getting the treatment done afterward. If you are participating in any physical activity, make sure to have a mouth guard to protect your teeth from injuries.
At Sair Dental Group, our specialists at our dental emergency care unit are ready to help in the event of any dental emergency. Call us at (832) 924-2666 to enquire more.