Prevention is the first line of defense.
A Cracked Tooth
Dental Emergencies can be stressful, but the steps you take initially after an accident can mean the difference of a minor to a major repair. A cracked tooth requires a trip to the dentist. Begin by rinsing your mouth. If there is blood, continue to rinse until the bleeding stops. It may relieve some pain and swelling to press ice or something cold to the affected area. Make an appointment as soon as you can after the accident, as in some cases your tooth may be able to be fixed the day of.
A Knocked Out Tooth
No one wants to lose one of their permanent teeth for good. It is important to know how to preserve your tooth if this does happen. It is crucial to keep the tooth wet. If you need to pick the tooth up, touch it from the bottom as it the root can be easily damaged. It is recommended to keep the tooth in your mouth. But if you prefer an alternative, place the tooth in a glass of milk.