Dr. Farid Hakimzadeh of Fresh Meadows Dental Care understands that accidents happen. Whether you experience a dental injury from a clumsy fall or from participating in a sport, knowing what to do will mean all the difference in saving or losing a tooth. If you experience a dental trauma of any kind, please contact our office immediately, In the meantime, here are some tips for handling common dental emergencies.
- For a knocked-out permanent or adult tooth, keep it moist at all times. If you can, try placing the tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If that’s not possible, place it between your cheek and gums, or use a tooth preservation product that has the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of acceptance.
- For a cracked tooth, immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area.
- If you bite your tongue or lip, clean the area gently with water and apply a cold compress.
- For toothaches, rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between teeth.
If you have questions or concerns regarding a dental emergency, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.freshmeadowsdental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Farid Hakimzadeh of Fresh Meadows Dental Care in Oakland Gardens, NY, call 718-224-7272.