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Dental Emergency Preparedness for Fall Activities in Spokane


Explore essential tips for handling dental emergencies during your fall adventures. Be prepared and enjoy activities worry-free with tips from Spokane Dentists Dr. Bryan Hill and Dr. Natasha Wilhelm
Posted on 11/4/2023 by Stephanie Day
Spokane Dentist Fall Activities Protecting Your Smile
Fall is a time for outdoor adventures and memorable activities like apple picking, hiking, and sports. While you're relishing the beauty of the season, it's crucial to be prepared for unexpected dental emergencies that can occur during fall activities. In this guide, we'll share advice on how to handle dental emergencies and ensure your fun stays worry-free.


The Common Dental Emergencies in Fall


As you immerse yourself in the wonders of autumn, certain dental emergencies can catch you off guard:
•  Tooth Fractures: Biting into a crisp apple or taking a fall during outdoor sports can result in tooth fractures.
•  Knocked-Out Teeth: Accidents and impacts can lead to knocked-out teeth.
•  Lip and Cheek Injuries: Trips, slips, and falls can result in injuries to your lips and cheeks.



Immediate Steps for Dental Emergencies


Being prepared for dental emergencies can make all the difference. Here's what to do if they occur:
•  Tooth Fractures: Do a quick mouth rinse with warm water. You can also use a cold compress to reduce any swelling. Give us a call as soon as possible so that we can get you in right away.
•  Knocked-Out Teeth: Keep the tooth moist, either in milk or your mouth, and see your dentist, Dr. Bryan Hill, or Dr. Natasha Wilhelm immediately. Time is crucial in this situation.
•  Lip and Cheek Injuries: Clean the affected area with a warm water rinse and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. If bleeding is severe or the injury is extensive, seek medical attention.



Creating a Dental Emergency Kit


Before you embark on your fall adventures, assemble a dental emergency kit with essentials such as:
•  Gauze
•  A small container with a lid
•  Dental cement
•  Pain relievers
•  Disposable gloves
•  An emergency contact list, including your Spokane dentists, Dr. Bryan Hill and Dr. Natasha Wilhelm, which you can reach at (509) 468-4040. If the emergency is after hours and you are an existing patient, follow the prompts on the message to be connected with one of our doctors.



Prevention is the Best Preparedness


While you can't always predict accidents, preventive measures go a long way:
•  Wear protective gear during sports activities.
•  Be cautious when biting into hard foods like apples.
•  Ensure your shoes have proper grip for hiking.
•  Consider a mouthguard for certain activities to protect your teeth.



Conclusion: A Safe and Enjoyable Fall Season


Preparedness is the key to enjoying the beauty of fall without worrying about dental emergencies. By understanding common dental issues, taking immediate steps when they occur, and having a dental emergency kit, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable season of outdoor activities. Stay prepared, be cautious, and savor every moment of your fall adventures, knowing you're ready to handle any dental challenges that may arise.

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