Should you treat dental problems on your own, at home?
Are you having problems with your teeth? If your answer to this question is yes, then by reading this article you will find important tips on how to take care of these problems even if you cannot see a dentist.
First of all, if encounter a toothache, a crown fall, or any other dental emergency, you should not panic since there are solutions for these problems that you can do yourself. When you find yourself in one of these situations, the first thing you have to do is to wash that area with warm salty water. When you are done with that, make sure that there is no debris left, and that the area in question is clean.
If your problem causes pain, take a medicine that contains ibuprofen, or any other types of substances that are used to relieve that feeling. Furthermore, if the pain is caused by the dentin becoming exposed, make sure you cover that area with sugar-free gum or wax.
There are also kits available at local stores almost everywhere, including St Louis, that contains everything you need to cover up any exposed areas. If by accident, it happens that you swallow a piece of the sealant used, do not worry because these are made from materials that are not harmful for humans.
The same emergency dental care treatment should be used also if you fall and chip or break a tooth. Keep in mind though the fact that even if these are good solutions for such problems, their effect is temporary (usually for 48 hours since the incident happened) and you should go and see a dentist as soon as possible.
To avoid emergency dental care problems, make sure that you keep up with the conditions in your mouth.