Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Dental Emergencies - first aid

Dental Emergencies - first aid


Cavities and infections are common causes of toothache. Home treatment only temporarily relieve pain, but is a rescue if it occurs at night times before being able to go to the dentist. It is absolutely necessary, however, to visit a dentist to determine the exact cause of pain and treat it effectively
What are the first steps to be taken?1. Give the person an aspirin or other anti-inflammatory: paracetamol or ibuprofen. They should be swallowed, not applied directly to the painful area.2. Apply cold compress or ice wrapped on the affected area. For some, warm compresses are more comforting.3. Consult your dentist as soon as possible.
Tooth pulledIf after a hit, a tooth is pulled, you must:- Treat bleeding- Wrap the tooth pulled in a cold damp cloth and place it in milk whole (not skim). Milk contains nutrients that can keep the tooth alive. Do not put the tooth in tap water: minerals in water can harm them. However salty water (slightly salty) can be used. Take all tooth patient to the emergency room of a hospital dental emergency as soon as possible or at the faculty of dentistry.
Dental extraction (tooth removed)Pain, swelling and bleeding are frequent events easily after a tooth extraction. But if these problems become bothersome or persistent, consult your dentist.
What are the first steps to be taken if a tooth extraction?1. Immediately after tooth extraction, place a cold compress or ice bag on your face in the affected area to relieve pain and to prevent swelling scene. Compress should be kept around 15 minutes per hour. Repeat this for several hours.2. If there is bleeding: wrap a piece of sterile gauze, and if you do not reach a tissue or clean cloth folded and apply it directly on the wound. Maintain pressure for 20 or 30 minutes. Repeat the process if necessary, to get the bleeding stopped.3. If your dentist has prescribed no special medication for pain (inflammatory, pain) may be taken aspirin Algocalmin, paracetamol or ibuprofen. Basically, after each extraction dental dentist will indicate to sit with a sterile swab the wound with the mouth closed at least an hour, and then prescribe antibiotics for at least five days and TLC. Nor have consumed milk at least forty-eight hours after extraction.

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