Dental Trauma or Dental Emergency

What to do in case of dental emergency? Trauma or injury to teeth or facial region can occur to anyone be it a child or an adult. There are few things which if taken care of can reduce the damage to the teeth and surrounding tissues, before you get medical attention. If due to the injury a tooth has come out of socket following things can be done- Reassure the patient and keep them calm. If the tooth can be found, pick it up by the crown (the white part). Avoid touching the root part. If the tooth is dirty, wash it briefly (10 seconds) under cold running water but do not scrub the tooth. Place the tooth back in the socket where it was lost from, taking care to place it the correct way (matching the other tooth) Encourage the patient to bite on a handkerchief to hold the tooth in position. If it is not possible to replace the tooth immediately, ideally, the tooth should be placed in  Hank's balanced salt solution , if not available, in a glass of milk or a conta

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How To Clean Removable Retainers GRADUATING FROM BRACES to retainers is a major milestone for any orthodontic patient, but retainers still take work, because anything that spends that much time in our mouths will become smelly and covered in gunk if we don’t keep it clean. So how exactly do we do that? Well, to some extent, it depends on the type of retainer. Hawley Retainer A Hawley retainer is a tried and true classic more commonly known as a wire retainer, because it’s made with pieces of wire fixed to an acrylic plate specially fitted to the roof of your mouth. The easiest and cheapest way to clean a Hawley retainer is by occasionally soaking it in water with baking soda (too often could damage any soldered metal pieces). Baking soda water is also much safer than using effervescent tablets, which contain allergens your retainer will absorb. Mouthwash is a bad idea too, because it dries your retainer out enough to damage it. Essix Retainer Essix retainers are clear plastic r
Common myths about Orthodontic (Braces) Treatment Orthodontic treatment is usually done to improve a persons appearance. But this treatment is also helpful in improving a person ability to eat food and harmonising the jaw position. There are many myths associated with Orthodontic treatment among common people. Let's evaluate them one by one. 1. Orthodontic treatment makes the teeth loose. Reality- Orthodontic treatment does not make the teeth loose, reason being the rate at which teeth are moved is the same as when the teeth erupts in oral cavity. So it is just like the natural process of teeth eruption. 2. Removal of teeth for braces treatment affects eye sight Reality- There is no relation between teeth and eyes. Treatment of one does not affect another. So removal of any tooth for braces treatment has no effect on vision or eye sight. 3. Orthodontic or braces treatment can only be done in childhood Reality- There is no age limit for Orthodontic treatment! It can be done
Things you should know about braces or Orthodontic treatment- Braces or Orthodontic treatment is done to move teeth in their correct position with respect to the jaws and face.  Most common reason to undergo braces treatment is either teeth are very forwardly placed in relation to the face so they look prominent or their is severe overlapping of teeth. In both cases the reason for this mismatch is the discrepancy between the size of the jaws and the size of the teeth. This mismatch between the size of the jaws and teeth in most cases will require removal of some teeth. Space created after removal of teeth is used to bring other teeth in correct position. Does removal of teeth affect the eye sight or weaken other teeth? Answer is NO. This is a common question of most patients. But this is totally incorrect. Each tooth is an individual unit, and removal of any tooth does not affect adjacent teeth. Similarly removal of teeth has no effect on eye sight.

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