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So far, you might not have had too many issues with your teeth, and you might have never dealt with a dental emergency. Therefore, if you do find yourself dealing with a dental emergency, you might find yourself wondering what you are supposed to do. To ensure you're prepared for any dental emergency that you might find yourself facing in the future, it's important to know what you should and shouldn't do in this type of situation. For example, these are some of the don'ts that you should remember.
It's easy to panic when something happens to cause you to have a dental emergency. However, you should know that even though many dental emergencies can be painful and scary, they generally are not life-threatening. If you remain calm, it will be easier for you to figure out what your next steps should be. Therefore, you should try your best not to panic if you have a dental emergency.
Go to the Hospital
You could be thinking about going to the emergency department at your local hospital because of your dental emergency. However, unless you are suffering from other injuries that are not related to your teeth and gums, this is probably not the best place to go. Instead, you should find an emergency dentist.
Wait Too Long to Go to the Dentist
Although you shouldn't panic about your dental emergency, you shouldn't ignore it, either. It is not a good idea to wait too long to go to the dentist if you chip or lose a tooth or deal with some other similar issue. If you deal with your dental emergency on a weekend, you shouldn't wait until Monday to go to the dentist in most cases. Instead, you should find an emergency dentist who offers services late at night or on weekends so that you can get the emergency dental care that you need as soon as possible.
Take Too Much Medication
You might be in a lot of pain because of your dental emergency, so you might want to take over-the-counter pain medication. If you don't have any allergies, this is often a good idea that can help you reduce your discomfort. However, you shouldn't take too much medication, since you could have bad side effects. Instead, take the recommended dose, or wait and ask your emergency dentist about what medication you should take and what dose you need.
For more information on emergency dentistry, contact a professional near you.