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It is important to always maintain a safe and effective outlook on your oral health care status, including exercising caution with potential risks that can arrive. Oral emergencies and accidents can occur at any time. However, learning from history and preparing for future events is an effective treatment method to help prevent damage from occurring or limiting the damage that has occurred. Through effective planning, you can more adequately keep your smile safe.

If you have a tooth knocked out, don’t despair. Although it may seem drastic, there is actually a chance that the tooth could be saved and once again reinserted into your mouth. Gather up the tooth and immediately put it inside of a tooth-saving liquid, such as milk or an approved branded tooth-saving product. Never allow the tooth to dry out. Visit your dentist as soon as you can to determine if it can be inserted back into place.

If a tooth has merely been knocked out of place, it is important to use gauze to clean out the area around the tooth to stop any bleeding that may occur. It is also important to wash the area to get rid of any debris that could potentially lead to infections or contaminations. For all oral emergencies, contact your dentist.

No matter which oral health care service you choose, the real importance is the oral health benefits it can provide. If you would like Dr. Gilbert Omido and our team at Gilbert Omido DDS, P.A. to bring you in for an oral exam to determine which treatment is best for you, please contact our dentist office in Wichita, Kansas, by calling us at 316-683-0440. Come in today and improve your smile with our help.