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Have you ever had an oral emergency? Do you know what to do in the event of an oral emergency or accident? Do you have safety supplies handy just in case? Although most oral emergencies are rare, speedy treatment can make a huge difference in the likelihood of success and your recovery time.

One of the most common forms of oral emergencies occurs during catastrophic tooth loss. If you have a tooth knocked loose, your jaw may also be damaged. Check to make sure your jaw isn’t broken and cover any bleeding wounds with gauze until the bleeding stops. Amazingly enough, some teeth can be saved and reinserted later, so place any teeth that may have been knocked out into a liquid solution to prevent them from drying out.

Another common oral emergency occurs when an object becomes stuck in your mouth. This can be caused by something you eat or a loose physical object. If this happens, do not attempt to pry the item out, especially if it is stuck between your teeth. Also, avoid using sharp objects to dig it out. Instead, use some form of interdental cleaner such as dental floss or a water flosser. If you cannot remove the item, visit your dentist.

Always make time in your life to visit your dentist at Robinson Wolfgramm Dental for a bi-annual professional cleaning, and if necessary, to book an appointment with Dr. Taylor Robinson for a detailed exam of your oral health. You can reach our dentist office in Provo, Utah, by calling us at 801-373-2060. Let us help you get a whiter, brighter smile today!