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When it comes to protecting your smile, it’s important to be aware of how to treat dental emergencies. We offer a review of basic treatments for three common dental emergencies to help minimize damage:

– Bite damage: If you accidentally bite your lips, gums, or tongue, the good news is that these injuries typically don’t bleed. If you do experience bleeding, place gauze over the wound to reduce blood flow, and then determine if you need medical treatment such as stitches.

– Object stuck in the teeth: If food or another object becomes stuck between your teeth, remove it with caution by using an interdental cleaning tool such as ADA-approved floss string or a water flosser. Never use a sharp tool, or else you may create further damage to your teeth or gums.

– Knocked-out tooth: If you have lost a tooth because of a strong blow to the face or hard fall, collect the tooth and place it in a cold solution such as Save-A-Tooth or milk so that our dentist may be able to place the tooth back in its socket. You can also store the tooth between your gums and cheek until you can receive emergency dental treatment.

 If you have suffered a dental emergency in Quincy, Massachusetts, and need to see Dr. Jurgina Elezi as soon as possible, please contact Coddington Dental at 617-729-4091 today and speak with our efficient dental team.