In order to keep your teeth and gums healthy, you should see your dentist twice a year to have your teeth cleaned and examined. You should see your dentist more often if you have problems. But what are the problems that indicate that you need to see your dentist right away? Here are a few of the symptoms that need prompt attention from your dentist:
Tooth Knocked Out - If you have a tooth knocked out, you must see your dentist. It is not uncommon to have a dislodged tooth put back into place to heal. Find your tooth and gently rinse it in cold water. Place it between your cheek and gum to keep it moist with your saliva. In lieu of that, put your displaced tooth in a small container of milk and immediately see your dentist.
Tooth Moved Out of Place - If your tooth has been moved out of position, try to gently push it back into place. Do not force your tooth in any way. Gently bite down on your tooth to hold it in position and seek help from your dentist as soon as possible.
Toothache or Pain - If you have tooth pain, especially if it is accompanied by fever, you need to see your dentist. A toothache can indicate an abscess or infection which must be treated right away.
Laceration to Your Gums, Tongue or Cheek - If you have a cut or laceration on your gums, tongue or cheek that bleeds profusely or exposes part of the root of your tooth, you need to see your dentist immediately. Apply pressure with a gauze pad to the cut or laceration to stem the flow of blood. Your dentist will know if you need stitches.
Gum Pain, Swelling or Redness - If your gums are red, swollen, or painful, you need to see your dentist as soon as possible. Redness, swelling and pain can indicate that plague or a foreign object is caught between your tooth and your gums. Those symptoms are also an indication of gingivitis or
These are just of few of the symptoms that indicate that you need immediate dental care from your dentist. If you have any of these, or other tooth or gum problems, do not hesitate to make an appointment to see your dentist. Treat your tooth problems as soon as possible so that they do not develop into something more serious.
I was badly injured a year ago, and it took a long time to get back to my normal level of ability. One of the things that helped more than anything was the time that I spent in physical therapy. I didn’t always love going to physical therapy – in fact, sometimes, I really didn’t enjoy it at all. But ultimately, the therapists and other patients I worked with helped inspire me to get better, and the exercises facilitated my healing process. I started this blog to talk about all of the things I learned about physical therapy and healing during my recovery time. I hope my blog reaches other accident victims. I want to offer encouragement, hope, and information for people who are in the same boat that I was in.