There are a number of different oral emergencies that can happen to your mouth just like any other part of your body. When a problem first arises you should call us immediately so we can help you determine the best course of action.
If you are participating contact sports or rugged athletic activities where you might take a blow to the head or face you might want to consider being fitted for a custom mouth guard. We can easily fit you for a mouth guard that is comfortable while allowing for easy breathing and maximum protection for your teeth.
If you grind your teeth on a regular basis, you might want to consider getting a night guard. Long term teeth grinding can wear down surfaces on your teeth making them prone to fractures, chips and cracks.
Try to avoid biting things, like string or opening plastic bags with your teeth, instead of using a scissors is another potential hazard that can damage your teeth. This is especially true if you have dental veneers on your front teeth.
You should also avoid chewing hard objects like ice, partially popped popcorn and hard candy. Crunching down hard on these things can cause extreme pressure to your teeth and cause a fracture or crack. It increases the chances of injuring your gums.
If you have questions regarding things you can do to reduce the chances of suffering an oral injury or dental emergency, please feel free to call us at 920-739-1181 to set up an appointment.