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Are you prepared to act in the event of an oral emergency or accident? Do you have safety supplies handy in case an issue ever arises? Although most oral emergencies are sporadic, speedy treatment can make an enormous difference in the likelihood of success and your recovery time.

If you should suffer an oral accident such as a bitten lip, do not immediately assume it is a small inconvenience. Although most times a bitten lip will result in a trivial wound, an infection can still occur. Care and treat all open wounds with the same level of consideration and care. If the wound is deep, it may need stitches.

Occasionally, oral accidents and injuries can result in broken or lost teeth. If a tooth is broken, clear any debris from the wound site and apply gauze until you can get the bleeding under control. If a tooth is displaced, it may be possible to place the tooth back in your mouth later with the help of your dentist. In order to do so, do not let the tooth dry out, so place it in a liquid, preferably a tooth-saving product or milk. Immediately visit with your dentist so that he can once again place the tooth back in your mouth.

If you would like to experience the life-changing transformation that oral health care can provide, please stop by North Mesquite Dental for an oral exam from Dr. Tina Foss and our team at our amazing dentist facility in Mesquite, Texas. Schedule your visit by calling us at 972-686-6477. Visit us today, and enjoy the season with a smile!