Dental accidents can happen, often at the most inconvenient times. Knowing what to do can help reduce stress levels until you can get to our dental practice.
- Toothache can sometimes be caused by food trapped in between your teeth, dislodging a tooth slightly and causing pain. Try very gently brushing and flossing the tooth to see if that helps.
- A broken brace will need repairing professionally. Save any brackets as we may be able to re-attach them. If you break a wire, snip it off close to the brace and tuck the end in using a pencil eraser. You can also cover up any sharp edges with a little piece of orthodontic wax.
- If a crown falls out, please don’t try to glue it back in yourself as you will damage your tooth and the crown. You can buy temporary dental cement from the chemist.
- If you knock out a tooth you need to see us or another dentist immediately. You can try to re-insert the tooth yourself or store it in saliva or milk. Reinsertion is only possible in the first half an hour to an hour so please act quickly.