August 3rd is National Grab Some Nuts Day. It is a day where Americans are encouraged to grab a handful of pecans, almonds or pistachios and chow down. However, nuts are tough, and people have been known to crack teeth when trying to enjoy a tasty snack. If this occurs to you, then do not hesitate to contact our emergency dentist in Saratoga Springs, NY immediately.
Experiencing trauma in the mouth is the most common reason people need to see a dentist right away. For a minor chip, Dr. Stanley Lis, Dr. Mark Moskowitz, or Dr. Joshua S. Bronner of Springs Dental may put in filling material. For larger cracks, a dental crown will become necessary.
Until you can go to the dentist’s office, you should take pain relievers, apply a cold pack to the area to reduce swelling and rinse your mouth with warm water. It is recommended to bring any broken pieces of the tooth with you when it has fallen out.
Toothaches are a common occurrence. However, if you experience a toothache that is particularly bad or does not go away within a couple hours, then you need to visit our emergency dentist right away.
To treat a toothache, Dr. Lis will first examine your mouth by taking X-rays to determine the cause. The discomfort could be the result of a cavity, which requires a filling. A bad toothache could also be a sign of a root canal, and our dentist will either need to remove the infected pulp or extract the entire tooth. Antibiotics may also need to be prescribed to reduce swelling in the jaw as well as any fever.
Be cautious of how you eat nuts this National Grab Some Nuts Day. In the event you need to pay the dentists at Springs Dental a visit after chomping too hard on some walnuts, make sure to contact our office right away.