How Does Medical Emergency Handled in Dental Health care?

Medical Emergency: Emergency Treatment in Dental Health careIn dentistry there is always an emergency such as accident, toothache, broken tooth, bleed

Medical Emergency: Emergency Treatment in Dental Health care

In dentistry there is always an emergency such as accident, toothache, broken tooth, bleeding, sores and during surgical procedure too. That is while in  dentistry, dentists and dental public health are capable and specialize to handle any dental emergency and dental problem that may arise within.
At  Dental clinics, every effort has been made in case of accident and you want to see a dentist right away. Waiting for 2 or 3 days in pain is not good at all. So, in  Dental clinics, dentist provide emergency dental services in most of the countries to handle all types of dental mishaps.

What is medical emergency?

Medical emergency is a medical condition that require immediate or urgent attention. Medical emergency are relatively rare in dental health care or in dentistry, but all effort has been made to prevent its occurrence.



What are the common medical emergencies during surgical procedure in dental health?

  • Syncope / collapse.
  • Shock
  • Hypoglycemic / hyperglycemic coma.
  • Asthmatic attack.
  • Anaphylaxis.

How Can You Reach Your Dentist in Case Of Emergency?

  • Make a Call: There is always an emergency number allocated to you in your country. Just make a call, you we be directed to the appropriate health care services that we handle your case in a minute. (such as 911). Also, it his better to have your family doctor or family dental care number at hand just in case of emergency!

For more information on family dental care, See, Family Dental Care Offer a Great Services For Your Overall Oral Health of the Family

  • Chat with appropriate dentist available: Some of the dental clinics offer a great services for patient, both old and new, in such a way that they offer 24 hours chat for who need emergency care, and make some services cheap and offer special discount for the family.

 Dental Health Care Tips in Case of Emergency

  • Toothache: This dental emergency is commonly caused by decay or a Badly broken down tooth or avulsed tooth. Make sure the teeth and gums are clean in the area of the pain. Do this by using dental floss. Dental floss is one of the effective way to clean your teeth, you must know how to use dental floss  to remove food particles or to ensure no food is trapped between the teeth or under the gums. Use warm salt water to rinse the area. It is a myth that you should put aspirin on the tooth or gums. Instead apply ice to the outside of the face and if needed take acetaminophen for the pain. See a dentist as soon as possible.


  • Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek: Apply pressure to stop any bleeding and ice if there is swelling. Take the injured person to an emergency room if the bleeding doesn’t stop within 15 minutes of applying pressure.


  • Knocked Out Permanent Tooth: If you have the tooth, keep handling to a minimum. You can lightly rinse but do not clean. Do not touch the roots if at all possible. If you can insert the tooth into its socket do so and bite down on a clean cloth or gauze to keep the tooth secured.  If you need to transport the tooth place it in a container with water or milk. See an emergency dentist right away!


  • Broken Braces and Wires: Remove any broken pieces if they come out easily. If there are sharp wires causing irritation cover the end with chewing gum, a cotton ball, or gauze. Don’t remove any wires that have penetrated the gums, tongue, or cheek.  Take the person to an emergency dentist as soon as possible if it is causing any pain or irritation.


  • Badly Broken DownTooth: For this dental emergency, find any broken tooth fragments and bring with you to your dentist as soon as possible. Clean the area by rinsing with plain water. If there is swelling, place cold compresses on the swollen area.


  • Possible Broken Jaw: If you suspect a person’s jaw is broken, use a towel, necktie or other similar item to stabilize the jaw. Take the injured person to the hospital right away.


  • Bleeding After Baby Tooth Falls Out: It is normal for gums to bleed a small amount after a child loses a tooth but if bleeding continues for more than a minute or two it is important to take steps to stop the bleeding. Have the child bite down on a clean folded piece of gauze for about 15 minutes. If the bleeding has not stopped repeat. See your dentist if the bleeding doesn’t stop after the second attempt.


  • Cold / Canker Sores: This usually start with a warm or tingling sensation. If you can get it treated at this stage, often the sore never emerges and may never return in that same spot.  This is a services that is combined in such a way as to enhance or emphasize the qualities of the dentist treatment, and actually the dentist will try to fit you right away and to apply treatment immediately. The dentist can easily detect (by doing diagnosis and treatment planning) at this visit if sores are the result or something more serious that needs further treatment.

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