During this coronavirus pandemic, people are scared to visit their doctors, consultants, and therapists for a face-to-face appointment. Salons and parlours can wait for a few more months, but people suffering from medical deformities and health conditions panic.
One such health condition is toothache and dental problems. Although Dev’s Oral Care Clinic Dentist in Pune is open for emergency cases, precautions and prevention are paramount. Did you know? Poor oral hygiene can deteriorate your immune system, and boosting your immunity is needed this hour.
In this blog, our dentist in Camp has curated some of the oral tips to avoid dental emergencies amidst lockdown.
How to get instant relief from a severe toothache?
- Rinse your mouth with lukewarm water to reduce the pain up to some degree.
- In case there is swelling, apply ice packs or cold compressions to numb the pain.
- Buy clove oil or cloves from your nearest store. Soak a cotton ball with it and apply it on the affected tooth surface.
- You can also chew cloves at regular intervals to reduce the pain.
- Prepare peppermint tea. Add one teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves and bring it to a boil. Drink the tea 2-3 times a day for best results.
- Rinse your mouth with a prescribed mouthwash. You can call your doctor for suggestions, and depending on your case severity; they shall recommend an over-the-counter medicine to alleviate the pain.
- Avoid using sharp objects inside the mouth as it can increase the pain.
If the pain gets worse, immediately consult with our dentist in Camp at Dev’s Oral Care Clinic.
What to do if my tooth broke during the lockdown?
If you met with an accident or trauma and broke a piece of your tooth, make sure to preserve it. Your dentist will be able to bond the broken piece back to the tooth. If a large part has broken, which led to excess bleeding, immediately visit your dentist for an emergency root canal treatment. Also, apply cold compression to reduce the swelling.
Tips for maintaining good oral hygiene
Brush twice daily, as the food residue left on your tooth surface can form into plaque, resulting in tooth decay, pain, and cavities. Regular brushing will prevent plaque by keeping your mouth fresh and healthy.
Spend at least 2-3 minutes on brushing. Do not rush while brushing. Take your time, use a gentle toothbrush, and rotate it in a circular motion to eliminate the germs and food residue left on the tooth surface.
Limit your sugar consumption. Sugar and sugary food items create an environment for bacteria and germs for rapid growth. Rinse your mouth with lukewarm saline water to get rid of the acidic build-up on your teeth and gums.
Drink plenty of water to wash off the germs and food residues stuck in between your teeth’ gaps and reduce the cavity-causing risks.
Dental emergencies at this time can only be avoided by taking extra care of your health. But if an emergency occurs, Dev’s Oral Care Clinic is just one call away. To learn more about dental treatments, solutions, and dental habits, you can call us and schedule an appointment with Pune’s leading dental experts.