April 07, 2021
Covid-19 has made everyone a little fearful of entering hospitals and visiting their GPs and dentist. Many people have been in quarantine and trying to stay as careful as they can not be part of the spread. We still need to visit the dentist, and during this time, there are safety measures that can be followed so that you and your family can stay safe after you visit the dentist.
Zoom meetings have become the go-to for all doctors who need to see their patients. More online purchases are being made, and with regards to your dental care, both of these online activities are playing a vital role in how you can care for your teeth when you are unable to see your dentist right away. Just because we are under quarantine from time to time does not mean our dental problems during the Coronavirus would not get seen. Below are a few tips on how you can keep major issues at bay while you are based at home:
The Correct Equipment
You might have heard your dentist insist that you brush and floss your teeth regularly, but it can still be a tedious instruction to follow. Many people forget or only follow it occasionally, which can lead to problems at a later stage. If you are unsure about a routine that works, you can call your dentist or book an online appointment with them. This way, you can check if your toothbrush needs replacing or if you are using the correct toothpaste and mouthwash. If your dentist stocks certain products, they will be able to sell them to you directly, and you can receive them via postal service. It is safe for you and the dentist, and you will have the right equipment in no time. You should never forget to keep your oral hygiene equipment to yourself and not share it with anyone. These practices are how dental diseases spread, and they can be troublesome during a time like this.
Fillings and at-home Dental Repair
The best part about online is that you can now order so many essential products from the comfort of your home. Depending on how many services your dentist is willing to see in a day or at all, you might not be able to get to them for fillings or other dental repairs. What you could do, however, is order repair kits online that will save you a bit of time and maybe a bit of discomfort. These kits are easy to use and do not require any fancy equipment for them to work. All you need is a bit of space to lay everything out and time for the pastes to dry and set.
These kits are not a permanent solution to your dental problems at all, and they will eventually need to be repaired by a professional dentist. Still, it can help prevent the problem from becoming worse while you wait for your dentist to be able to see you.
The Ultimate Emergency
You cannot fix certain services at home that may become worse or could also be very dangerous. You need to notify your dentist if the following may have occurred, and you need to book an emergency dental appointment:
● A tooth broke and is causing excessive bleeding and pain or breaking the gum or flesh in your cheek.
● If an abscess has burst regardless of its initial size and it is causing you to feel ill or in extreme pain.
● There is a lot of swelling in your face, or you cannot eat or sleep because of pain that home remedies can no longer help to subside.
● A tooth was knocked out, and you are facing a considerable amount of trauma.
These emergencies can cause more significant problems if you do not treat them professionally. Your dentist might need to prescribe medication, and for that, you would need to go to the dentist’s office. Some of these emergencies might need surgery and x-rays, so it is best to contact your dentist if you experience any of these incidents or troubles at home.
To keep minor infections at bay or to improve oral health care, rinse your mouth with lukewarm salty water after brushing to kill bacteria if you have minor cuts. Avoid too much sugar in any of your food if you have a filling that needs replacing. It might not give you any immediate pain, but over time the sugar in your foods will cause further decay without your ceiling able to see it. If you feel like a problem is out of your control, then contact your dental hygienist immediately.