Sometimes during the phase of holidays or Sundays when tooth pain occurs or dental injuries take place, and dentists are not available, it becomes difficult to handle the dental emergencies and cannot be ignored. Ignoring the situation can lead to major problems to the teeth and the dental health and the risk of decaying increases. Hence, precaution has to be taken at home to calm the dental emergencies.

Here are some tips of what to do for some common dental emergencies at home

  • Toothaches – Toothaches are commonly seen problems in everyone, but major pain may worse the situation at home. Ignoring the toothache problem may spoil the health further. Hence, precautions should be taken at home.
    Following are the tips to avoid the toothache minimally:-
  1. Thoroughly rinse your mouth with lukewarm water
  2. Using a floss will remove the lodged food particles that reduces the pain
  3. Due to toothache, if the mouth is swollen, compress the ice gel bag to the cheeks.
  4. Avoid insertion of painkiller during toothache as it can cause burn in the gums.
  1. Save the piece of the broken tooth
  2. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with warm water
  3. Rinse the broken piece too
  4. In case you see bleeding after the tooth is broken, apply cotton in the affected area until the bleeding stops.
  5. Apply a ice gel bag on the outside of the affected area to avoid swelling and relieve the pain.
  6. If the situation is not calm, see your dentist during dental emergencies.
  • Knocked-out tooth- Knocked out tooth occurs due to injuries and accidents. This tooth can be saved by placing it into the socket. Following are the tips to save the tooth:-
  1. Rinse the affected area everyday with normal tap water, eliminating the dirt.
  2. Do not chase the tooth by scrubbing or removing it
  3. Try to place back the tooth in its position, make sure to place it in a right manner.
  4. In a situation if the tooth can’t be reinserted keep the tooth in the milk container by adding salt in it.
  • Extruded (partially dislodged) tooth:- It is a major problem that has to be seen by the dentist immediately. Until the dentist is not there, here are the following tips to relieve the pain.
  1. Just apply or compress and put a cold bag on the cheeks of the affected area to calm the situation.
  2. Take a painkiller until you see a dentist
  • Objects caught between teeth:-
  1. Use a floss to remove the stuck particles from the tooth. Even after using a floss thread does not work seeing a dentist is the only solution.
  2. Avoid using a tooth pin or other hard object to remove the particles, using the tooth pin may affect the gums or scratch the surface of the tooth, leading to tooth damage.
  • Lost filling- if the fillings is removed or is pulled out here, are some few major steps taken to fix the filling or save the tooth by using other elements that feature filling:-
  1. Stick a piece of sugarless chewing gum on the cavity to avoid the pain. Avoid sugar – filled gum ass it may cause major pain and may lead to major dental emergencies.
  2. Use a temporary cement on the affected area.
  • Lost crown– The permanent crown that is fixed on the tooth falls down suddenly visiting a dentist is compulsory. If there is no dentist available home treatment can be done temporarily. Here, are some tips to avoid the pain:-
  1. Swab a cotton on the teeth by applying a clove oil on the sensitive area.
  2. Try to fix the crown back on to the tooth. It can be done by applying temporary cement, or toothpaste. It will help the crown to slip back in its position.
  3. Avoid using a super glue.
  • Broken braces and wires- Wearing braces is not an easy task. Appropriate care has to be taken of the braces. In case braces or their wires are broke, it indicates dental emergencies Following are the tips that can be followed temporarily at home until you see a dentist:-
  1. If the wire breaks from the brackets or the bands, use an eraser end of a pencil to push the wire into a comfortable zone.
  2. If the wire is still uncomfortable apply orthodontic wax, a small cotton ball until you visit the orthodontist.
  3. Avoid cutting of wire or else it will result in swelling of the teeth and cause breathing problems.
  • Loose brackets and bands- it is commonly noticed, during wearing braces there are chances of losing brackets and bands. It can be solved at home by following the tips:-
  1. Apply the orthodontic wax on the loose brackets and bands temporarily until you see a dentist.
  2. Place the wax on braces that will provide comfort.
  3. In case the brackets or bands fall off, save it and book an appointment to the dentist for the replacement or recemented.

Keeping your dental problems away by visiting the dentist at regular intervals.

Expert Opinion

  • Dr. Ankita Gada Dental Director of Sabka dentist says ” During dental emergencies if the dentist is not available, home remedies will cause relief to the dental problems for a time period.”

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64 thoughts on “Taking care of dental emergencies at home

  • Aayushi

    I had a toothache at the middle of the night and thank god i read this article. This helped me in emergency.

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    • Salilapte

      It really healfull through these website to follow home remedies to releive pain to some extent in this era it was really helpful to me during these lockdown because as I was having a severe teeth pain these home made redemies help me to recover the and pain was vanished great job thank you for the information

  • Esha

    In this condition of lockdown this article will help a lot of people

  • Esha

    In this condition of lockdown this article will help a lot of people

  • Priya

    Information helps in emergency. Thanks for sharing

  • Pooja

    Very informative and useful at the time when entire world is under lockdown due to Covid-19.

  • Pooja

    Very informative and useful at the time when entire world is under lockdown due to Covid-19.

  • Radhika

    Indeed a very useful information. Thanks to sabka dentist for this warm gesture of being so particular about us patients and taking care of us in such times and for extending constant support

  • Dr.Aanal

    Dental emergencies r very difficult to manage at home better it goes into the hands of dental surgeons

  • Dr.Aanal

    Dental emergencies r very difficult to manage at home better it goes into the hands of dental surgeons

  • Anusha

    Since very rare dental clinics are available 24×7 this blog will help a lot of people. You can apply these home remedies but remember these are temporary treatments, So I would advise to visit the nearest branch of sabka dentist as soon as possible.

  • Anusha

    Since very rare dental clinics are available 24×7 this blog will help a lot of people. You can apply these home remedies but remember these are temporary treatments, So I would advise to visit the nearest branch of sabka dentist as soon as possible.

  • Bhavana tripathi

    Good tips especially for this lockdown condition.

  • Kinjal

    Proved very helpful recently for pt having pain at night

  • Kinjal

    Proved very helpful recently for pt having pain at night

  • Dr.Aanal

    This article is good enough to help atleast how to follow home remedies to releive pain to some extent in this era where one can only be treated in a very severe cases.

  • Dr.Aanal

    This article is good enough to help atleast how to follow home remedies to releive pain to some extent in this era where one can only be treated in a very severe cases.

  • Vipasha

    Very simple,minor tricks yet very effective at the same time. These tricks will be helpful for any layman.

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    • Aayushi

      Yes these home remedies are very beneficial and useful at the time of emergencies

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  • Bhanu Gothi

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  • Antima Saxena

    Nice article, explaining how to manage dental problems at home in case of emergencies.

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    Very nicely explained as there might be people who are suffering from pain in the lockdown

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    Very useful information for common people and in emergencies where people unable to reach hospitals. Ty Sabka dentist team.

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  • Dr. Hepsiba Thomas

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  • Pooja

    Rinse your mouth with warm salt water , gently rub your tooth and gum. Area with an antiseptic, place a cold compress on your cheek to help reduce pain and swelling, take an over counter pain reliever

  • Anjali Jaiswal

    This tips/information is very helpful for us. Thank you sharing such details.

  • Anjali Jaiswal

    This tips/information is very helpful for us. Thank you sharing such details.

  • Reshma Patel

    Gently clean the area near the sore tooth with a toothbrush and use dental floss to dislodge any trapped food.Have your child rinse with warm salt water.

  • Pooja

    Rinse your mouth with warm salt water , gently rub your tooth and gum. Area with an antiseptic, place a cold compress on your cheek to help reduce pain and swelling,

  • Pooja

    Rinse your mouth with warm salt water , gently rub your tooth and gum. Area with an antiseptic, place a cold compress on your cheek to help reduce pain and swelling,

  • Almas

    Thanks for the tips, very helpful especially for those who cannot visit the clinic or during holidays.

  • Almas

    Thanks for the tips, very helpful especially for those who cannot visit the clinic or during holidays.

  • Virali Ambavi

    Very informative matter and wellguided for emergencies that arises with the teeth at any point of time when dentists cannot be approached.

  • Surbhi banthia

    Quite helpful in situations when u are unable to visit your dentist.

  • Surbhi banthia

    Quite helpful in situations when u are unable to visit your dentist.

  • Pia Totlani

    Very useful information, much needed at this time when the situation is such that most people are at home.

  • Dr Manisha

    Very helpful information in current situation

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    Thank you. Very informative!

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    Important piece of information

  • Shinal

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    Helpul and informative thank you

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    Informative

  • Anusha

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  • Anusha

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  • Dr Kinjal Vyas

    Very helpful remedies for Doctor and patients both.specially during this pandemic where patients can not able go to visit dentists.
    Vary informative ?

  • Dr Kinjal Vyas

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    Vary informative ?

  • Virali Ambavi

    each person with teeth in mouth should be aware for the measures to be taken to protect and save the teeth in dental emergency

  • Virali Ambavi

    each person with teeth in mouth should be aware for the measures to be taken to protect and save the teeth in dental emergency

  • Heni Shah

    Great article for emergency dental problems in this particular situation.. Everyone must go through it..

  • Sahil raval

    Due to this lockdown many people are facing dental problems and are not able to visit a dentist. This article will help to solve the problems.

  • Sahil raval

    Due to this lockdown many people are facing dental problems and are not able to visit a dentist. This article will help to solve the problems.

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