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Even optimum oral health can sometimes be destroyed in seconds due to an oral accident or injury. Thus, it is important to always establish an effective oral emergency prevention plan to help minimize the risks associated with oral accidents, but also treat any emergencies that may arise immediately after they occur. The seconds after an oral accident play a key role in keeping your smile as safe as possible.

If you have suffered from a lost or broken dental filling or dental crown, do not worry, as repairs can be given by your dentist. If a dental filling falls out, cover the exposed area with a piece of sugarless chewing gum or dental cement until it can be treated. In the case of a lost dental crown, it is crucial to cover the exposed tooth with a cotton swab dabbed and clove oil. See your dentist for a restoration. If you still have the crown, you can try to briefly place it back over the tooth with dental cement, denture adhesive, or toothpaste.

If you should ever have an object lodged between your teeth, it is important to use the proper tools to try to remove it. Never use a sharp object or any utensil that can easily damage your gums. This includes tools that can cut your gums, slice your teeth or scratch your tooth enamel. Instead, use a device such as dental floss to help to carefully remove the object.

If you would like to experience the sensation of a superb smile with effective oral health care treatments, please stop by Sunridge Dental Care for an oral exam from our team at our dentist office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Book your appointment by calling us at 505-836-0322. Dr. Peter Roukema, Dr. Allan Staker, and Dr. Kyle Henry are here for your smile!