Dental Emergencies
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Often we find ourselves in the midst of a dental emergency, however we are helpless, as we don't have the means to get to a dentist. Whether it's an oozing sore, a knocked out tooth or locked jaws, there's a quick way ease all these pains. You can contact us to remedy all these and other discomforts either by calling us or by simply logging onto our website and reading about all these varying emergencies.

A Few Tips

At ONLY SMILES we are just a phone call away from any dental emergency that you may encouter

Call +91-22-9820069036 for Adults
and +91-22-9820438605 for Children.

However here are a few tips for those who find themselves in distress:

Toothache



  • Take any pain killer that is available over the counter.
  • Avoid drinking or eating very cold or hot foods.
  • If you have a cavity in the tooth, keep it clean by brushing thoroughly till you see a dentist.

Swelling



  • Gargle your mouth repeatedly with some warm water and a pinch of salt.
  • Apply ice externally over the affected part.
  • Take a pain killer for associated pain and fever.
  • Do not apply any external heat.
  • Swellings can increase quite rapidly, so visit a dentist as soon as possible.

Loose Caps



  • Caps can get loose and come off after years of usage.
  • Do not throw them since they can be refitted by your dentist.
  • If it is a cap on one of your back teeth, avoid fitting it on your own. You might accidently swallow it!
  • A loose cap on the front tooth can be temporarily fitted for social reasons over the tooth with some sugar-free chewing gum. Get it refitted from your dentist.

Broken Tooth



  • Front teeth broken in an accident can be bonded back over the original tooth.
  • So don't forget to pick small fragments of the tooth to show them to your dentist.
  • The broken tooth might be sensitive to hot and cold foods.
  • Avoid such foods till you get the tooth fixed.

Knock Out Tooth



  • A tooth that has been completely knocked out in an accident can also be fixed back in its position. However you should carry it to your dentist as soon as possible.
  • The tooth can be stored in saline or milk until it is taken to the dentist.
  • Alternately, you can place it in the patient's mouth if there is no available medium of storage. The saliva in the mouth prevents the tooth from getting dehydrated.

Dislocated Jaw



  • Your jaw may have got dislocated and locked in an open position due to excessive stretching or in an accident.
  • Do not panic. Try to relax your facial muscles.
  • Ask someone to apply pressure on the back teeth(molars) with their thumbs in a downward and backward position to move the jaw back to its place.
  • Seek immediate help from a healthcare professional if it does not get unlocked.

Bleeding After Tooth Extraction



  • Do not rinse your mouth with water and do not keep spitting.
  • Take a clean cotton or gauze pack and place it over the bleeding site.
  • Bite over the cotton to exert some pressure.
  • Keep the cotton under pressure until you see a dentist.
  • If clean cotton is not easily available, you could bite on a tea bag!

Lock Jaw



  • Your jaw may have got locked in a position due to an infection in your wisdom tooth.
  • Gargle your mouth repeatedly with some warm water and a pinch of salt.
  • Do not apply heat externally on the jaw.
  • Take a pain killer which is available on over the counter.
  • Stretch your jaw gradually to open it.
  • Slowly perform open and close movements to release the lock.
  • Seak an appointment with an Oral Surgeon.

Broken Denture



  • Your jaw may have got locked in a position due to an infection in your wisdom tooth.
  • Make sure you align the denture while fixing it and hold it in place till the glue hardens.