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This summer, protect yourself from oral emergencies. Oral emergencies are accidents and injuries that can occur to your smile in an instant, often with debilitating effects. However, effective planning and preventative preparations can increase your success and recovery rates if the worst should occur.

Listed below are a few samples of oral emergencies and their actual treatment plans:

Lost Tooth:

– If a tooth is knocked out, it may be possible to save it for re-insertion later by storing the tooth in a tooth-saving product, such as Save-A-Tooth or milk, and keep it moist until you can visit your dentist to reset it back in your mouth.

Cracked Tooth:

– If you crack a tooth, excessive bleeding may occur from the wound, which you should wash out to ensure it is clean, and then apply gauze until the bleeding stops.

Lost Crown or Filling:

– A lost dental crown should be protected with a cotton swab dabbed in clove oil, whereas a lost filling should be protected with chewing gum or dental cement.

Always make time in your life to visit your dentist at Dr. Paul Lee for an oral emergency treatment, and if necessary, to book an appointment with Dr. Paul Lee for a detailed exam of your oral health. You can reach our dentist office in Fairfax, Virginia, by calling us at 703-352-9600. Let us help you get a whiter, brighter smile today!