Dr. Shabnam Zai
A guide by West House Dental
Have a dental emergency?
Dealing with a sensitive tooth
Wisdom tooth pain
Dealing with ulcers
Contact your Dentist by telephone if you have a dental emergency.
Rubbing sensitive toothpaste on to your teeth for 1 min. can help.
Anesthetic gels such as Orajel and Benzocanine sprays can also help ease the pain.
Temporary filling material is widely available from supermarkets & pharmacies.
Manage with thorough cleaning, warm salty water mouthwash, a soft diet and pain killers.
Most flare ups should settle within a few days to a week.
If you have difficulty swallowing or swelling in your face, you may need antibiotics. Call your dentist.
Most ulcers will heal within seven to ten days.
Manage with thorough cleaning, warm salty water rinses, a soft diet and pain killers.
If an ulcer persists for more than three weeks, then have it assessed by a Dentist or Doctor.
Denture adhesives like Fixodent can help secure loose dentures.
Sharp edges can be filed with an emery board.
Brush twice a day for 2 minutes and floss between your teeth.
Bleeding should reduce after a few days of cleaning well.