The teeth are an essential part of the human body, but most people do not realize it. This is why they often neglect it. The teeth help in your communication with people, and healthy teeth boost confidence and overall attraction; thus, neglecting your dental health will result in dental issues, which mostly come with pain.
A dental issue is one of the worst pains a person can experience, but most patients try to self-medicate, hoping that the pain subsides. However, this is a wrong and futile plan which can even contribute to compounding the problem. Instead, it is always best to seek the services of a qualified dentist once you start experiencing any sign of a dental issue. Perhaps, it could even be an emergency. Sadly, though, most people are scared to go to a dentist because they do not know what to expect. Luckily, this article will highlight some things you should expect from your dental emergency treatment. But before that, let us discuss some dental emergencies that a dentist can treat.
- Tooth decay: Tooth decay results from bacteria due to neglect or neglected injuries to the gum. Once the bacteria reach the root of the teeth resulting in an abscess, the teeth start to rupture.
- Fractured or knocked out tooth: This is a result of sudden blows or force to the teeth (usually a product of any physical activity like a sport or fighting), which results in a nerve being exposed as a result of the tooth forcefully removed or fractured, damaging the gum. Resulting in an abscess (an abscess is a cavity caused by tissue damage that is infected, resulting in pus and swollen tissue).
- Gum disease: This can result in tooth pain and, if not treated, develops into periodontitis (periodontitis is an inflammatory disease that affects the supporting tissue surrounding the teeth.
Before carrying out any treatment on a patient, the patient will have to be examined to discover the cause of his problem.
Now let’s look at activities that happen during a mental emergency.
- In the case of toothache, the patient uses warm water to rinse the mouth and takes anti-inflammatory drugs such as Neurofen and pain receivers.
- Stuck object in teeth: the object is gently removed with pressure applied with a soft cloth.
- Bleeding gums: the area is cleaned with warm water, and a cold compress is applied.
- Severed gum: rinse mouth with warm water and apply pressure with a clean cloth.
- Administration of pain relief before treatment begins: some dental emergencies come with severe pain, and treatment may inflict pain, which is why pain relief is administered; some pain relief may be local anesthesia, happy gas, IV sedation, and oral sedation.
- Administering pain relief drugs after treatment. After treatment, a list of drugs will be administered to you, from anti-inflammatory to pain relief, to help in your recovery.
Your teeth are a part of you; you must always take care of them in order not to experience a toothache or any of the dental emergencies mentioned above. The awareness of proper care of the teeth and regular check-ups with your dentist (at least 3-6 months intervals) can prevent dental emergencies and have healthy teeth. Also, in case of any dental emergency, avoid alcohol to relieve you of pain; it damages the tooth.