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Addressing unanticipated dental emergencies

If you are concerned with protecting your smile, we encourage you to learn how to prevent dental emergencies. If you develop a dental emergency, we offer some tips on how to address common mouth damages:

– It’s common to suffer bite damage to your lips, gums, and tongue. Typically, these injuries do not cause a lot of blood, but do need to be treated if they result in bleeding. You can cover the wound with gauze to stop the bleeding, and then seek medical treatment if you suspect you need stitches.

– If you have an object such as food trapped between your teeth, treat this condition with caution and avoid using any sharp instruments or tools, as these can cause further damage to the teeth and gums. Instead, use an interdental cleaning tool like floss string or a water flosser to retrieve the object.

– If you have had a tooth knocked out, gather the pieces right away and store them in a cold solution like milk or Save-A-Tooth. This can enable the tooth to be placed back in your smile by your dentist. If you don’t have a solution on hand, place your tooth between your gums and cheek until you can visit the dentist for treatment.

If you are in need of treatment for a dental emergency in Shokan, New York, please contact Woodstock & Manhattan Institute for Holistic Dentistry at 845-657-2322 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Victor Zeines as soon as possible.

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