Is it a Dental Emergency? Here’s How to Tell – Luke, Caloundra Dentist

June 18, 2019 in Dental Tips

Mouth and teeth Injuries are unexpected. However, do you know which one requires a trip to the nearest dentist?

Here’s how you can tell that you are in a dental emergency and need to urgently go to your nearest dentist.

  • Are you bleeding in your gums, teeth, tongue or any soft tissue in your mouth?
  • Are you in severe pain involving your teeth and gums?
  • Do you have at least one loose tooth?
  • Do you have at least one knocked out tooth?
  • Have you been hit in your face especially your mouth and jaw?

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  • Do you have any swelling in your mouth and jaw area?
  • Do you have swelling in your gums?
  • Do you have fever to infection in your teeth or gums?
  • Do you experience pain in your teeth or gums when biting down?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you have a dental emergency. You have to call your dentist immediately or go visit the clinic as soon as you can.

Remember to take with you any of the knocked out tooth that you have and store it properly until your dentist can take a look at it. Be sure to also thoroughly describe to your dentist what happened and how you are feeling.

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5 Things to Know Before Getting Removable Dental Plates – Luke, Caloundra Dentist

June 4, 2019 in Dental Tips

So you may have lost some teeth and are considering getting removable dental plates. This is a big decision and can affect not just your smile but your quality of life in the long run.

Before you get yourself one, here are some things you should know.

  1. Your removable dental plates, also known as dentures, may feel weird the first time you fit it, but give it time to adjust and soon, you won’t even notice they’re there.
  2. Inserting and removing the plates in your mouth may take some practice. Follow your dentist’s instructions.
  3. If a part of your mouth or gums feel sore because of pressure from your dentures, you may need to pay your dentist a visit for a refitting or an adjustment.
  4. You know your dentures are well-made for your mouth and teeth if they fit easily and comfortable. They should be snug and you don’t have to wiggle them to find the right position in your mouth.
  5. You should always follow your dentist’s instructions on how to care for your dentures to keep them clean and in good shape. Some of the caring tips for your removable dental plates include:

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  • Brushing your dentures with soft-bristled toothbrush and with non-abrasive toothpaste or dentist-recommended denture cleaner
  • After eating, always clean your dentures by rinsing off food debris that may be trapped in it
  • Place your removable dental plates in a soaking solution or water when not in use at night
  • Avoid bending or twisting your dental plates to keep their shape

You may need adjustments to your dental plates after a while, so be sure to visit your dentist regularly for examinations, cleanings, and consultations.

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