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Philadelphia Emergency Dentist Helps Patients with Knocked Teeth ASAP

By Gerald Regni, DMD on November 03, 2014

The healthy human body is a marvel of nature, with internal systems that perfectly complement and support each other’s functions. For instance, the skeletal system pulls double duty as the structural foundation of the entire body and the protective shell of soft tissue. Among the over 200 bones that the average adult human possesses, possibly the strongest are the temporal bones that protect the lower brain and the inner ear.

Other calcified material in the head, however, don’t fare as well as these unyielding defenders of vital organs. Teeth, in particular, tend to get dislodged by impacts due to their exposure; many people actually rank these events among the most painful experiences they’ve ever had. Oral health information portal MouthHealthy.org offers the following advice to those who encounter such incidents:

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Question: What do I do if I knock out my tooth? Answer: For a knocked-out permanent or adult tooth, keep it moist at all times. If you can, try placing the tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If that’s not possible, place it in between your cheek and gums, in milk, or use a tooth preservation product that has the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Then, get to your dentist’s office right away.

In worst-case scenarios, knocked teeth will have to get re-implanted immediately to save them and prevent further complications brought about by splinters and blood loss. Unexpected situations like mouth injuries during inopportune hours, however, would mean that a dentist would be unavailable to handle the issue until daytime office operations resume. This is where the assistance of an emergency dentist in Philadelphia or in other locations would prove invaluable.

Using proven effective methods in the controlled environment of a state-of-the-art facility, an emergency dentist can attend to mouth and tooth injuries right away. The holistic viewpoint that such a practice takes means that it has the necessary equipment and expertise to take into account not just the health of the mouth but that of the whole body as well, by applying treatments that stave off potential infections and the other unpleasant side-effects of tooth trauma.

Emergency dentists are also not solely focused on treating major damage, as they can address even seemingly less serious concerns such as aching teeth (which might actually be precursors to far more serious conditions). Thus, people of all ages are advised to approach their preferred dental professional as soon as they encounter any pain, as timely intervention by a renowned Philadelphia emergency dentist like Gerald Regni, DMD will dramatically improve the chances of saving injured teeth and gums.

(Source: Dental Emergencies, MouthHealthy.org)

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