What is the most common dental emergency?

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Injuring your mouth as a result of falling

The first place you rush after an accident is an emergency room for immediate medical attention. You may realize that you have a painful mouth, or your loose is loose. The best advice is to contact your dentist for an immediate checkup to confirm you do not have broken jaws.

Tooth Pain

The degree of pain that your teeth feel determines how serious the problem is. Extreme pain calls for immediate medical attention and is, therefore, a dental emergency. Aching only comes when you bite something is not an emergency but may be a sign of an abscess. 

You can use ice pain to reduce pain on your aching tooth as you wait to see a dentist.

Knocked-out tooth

A knocked-out tooth is a case of a dental emergency but can less harmful if adequately managed. When you have a knocked-out tooth, it is advisable to hold the tooth at the crown and not the root and try to replace it to its position if possible.

In most cases, it is not possible to replace a knocked-out tooth, and the best remedy is to put in milk or in water that contains table salt. After placing your tooth in milk or water and table salt solution, visit a dentist before an hour lapse after the tooth knock-out.

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Dr. Nourian

Dr. Somayeh Nourian is the principal dentist at Kiwi Dental focusing on restorative, cosmetic and dental surgeries. With over 14 years of experience as a family dentist, she has earned the trust of many families to take care of their oral health.

She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a bachelor of Biochemistry and earned her dental degree from the University of Toronto in 2006. She has a passion for dental surgeries including dental implants and gum grafts and is currently part of the Ontario Dental Implant Network.

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