What cases are considered dental emergencies to go to the dentistby TM Maria Be a king in your own kingdom
Following the launch of the state of alarm by the Government of Spain, a series of drastic measures have been adopted for at least 15 days to protect the health and safety of citizens and contain the spread of the coronavirus. Among them, the opening of dental clinics is allowed, always under the responsibility of the doctors and the need to implement the appropriate safety and hygiene measures.
However, the lack of means such as FFP3 and FFP2 masks, or protective suits; added to the fact that in dentistry it is impossible to maintain the safety distance meter, it has led dental clinics to be forced to limit our activity to cases of a dental emergency. But what is considered a dental emergency and how to know when to go to the dentist during the alarm state?
What is a dental emergency?
During the state of alarm and until further notice, our dental clinic in Guadix will remain open during reduced hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to exclusively attend emergencies and by appointment by phone to avoid collapses in the waiting room.
A dental emergency is any case that involves symptoms of acute pain, associated with teeth and mucous membranes of the mouth. The actions we can take to respond to these health emergencies momentarily solve the problem. Although in some cases it may be necessary to carry out other definitive treatments afterward.
Dental emergencies include episodes of pain, phlegmon, and dental trauma.
When is dental pain considered an emergency?
It is always important to take dental pain seriously, as this is an unmistakable sign that something is wrong. However, urgent dental care will not always be required. In any case, it is important to call the dentist and explain the situation or symptoms. This is a way to know if it is important to act immediately or, however, it can be reduced with anti-inflammatories and treated later in the dental clinic.
How do you know if you are facing a dental emergency?
Not all dental problems need emergency dental care. In this state of alert, each person must assess the magnitude of their dental problem and act responsibly. If in doubt, our phone is available to all our patients to try to help in any way possible. But if you consider that the problem can wait, staying at home right now is the best preventive measure so as not to harm the most vulnerable population with coronavirus.
The most common causes of dental emergencies are related to lesions in the mouth in which one or more teeth are lost and dental abscesses with a lot of pain and infection.
At emergency dentist edmonton we continue working to prevent these serious dental problems from causing even greater problems if they are not treated urgently.
On the other hand, it is not usually a dental emergency in cases where the wire has been detached from a dental appliance, a filling has fallen, a fractured tooth, or a dental veneer has taken off. However, all these cases should be treated as soon as possible, when the situation stabilizes.
Tips to avoid suffering a dental emergency during alertness
In the event of a dental accident, it is essential that you remain calm and that you contact us as soon as possible to act as quickly as possible.
But this s ITUATION confinement must also increase precautions to avoid as far as possible any accident that forces us to expose and visit a health center.
To avoid dental accidents it is important:
-Do not use teeth to open, cut or break things
-Do not eat very hard food
-Use the seat belt on all trips by car
-Wear mouthguard when playing sports, especially when physical contact is included
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