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Tricks and tips for teeth problems during Covid

23/03/2021 | Dr. József Németh
How do we keep our teeth healthy, now that we might not be able to see our dentist in person due to Covid restrictions? We have collected some of the most common dental problems and ‘survival methods’ until you can see a specialist.

Nádor Dental surgery is open and dental care is uninterrupted but for some people it is not possible to come for the necessary treatments due to Covid.

Now, in this period, it is even more important to pay attention to our oral hygiene, part of which means keeping our teeth healthy with proper dental care.

Many dental problems can be avoided or delayed with regular and thorough tooth brushing and good oral hygiene.

Our practice has collected some of the most common dental problems and ‘survival methods’ until you can see a specialist.

What are the most common problems?

Here are a bunch of the most common complaints we encounter.

  1. Broken tooth – if only a small piece of tooth gets chipped off and causes no major problems, or pain, then with due care, avoiding chewing on the damaged area, no immediate intervention is required.
  2. Lost filling – if a filling falls out but isn’t painful, you should avoid chewing on the damaged area and wash it even more thoroughly several times a day, taking care not to break the affected tooth. If it gets sensitive to cold or heat, you can place a chewing gum into the cavity as a very short-term, temporary solution.
  3. Our orthodontic patients often call to ask whether it would cause problems if the monthly ‘activation’ were not completed; or whether teeth would move back to their original place. Of course not! You don’t have to worry about the teeth getting rearranged, there’s simply no progress, so you’ll have to wear the device for a month or two longer. Care must be taken not to damage the brackets or retainers and wear it properly.
  4. Damaged braces? When an arch has loosened, it’s possible to restore it to its original state with the help of disinfected eyebrow tweezers, in front of a mirror.
  5. If the displaced arch (wire) irritates the gum and causes pain, you can pull the arch back to its original place with the help of a small pair of tweezers. If this fails, try temporarily putting a little chewing gum on the area.
  6. What happens if the bracket falls off? Don’t worry, although this problem cannot be remedied without a specialist: it requires a special glue which can only be provided in our office. In this case, the tooth may move, but it can be repaired quickly when treatment is continued.
  7. Acute pain. Unfortunately, this cannot be avoided. Sometimes teeth become inflamed or caries becomes significant big it’s no longer possible to postpone the dental treatment. We discourage our patients from taking painkillers for a longer period of time, as this does not solve the underlying problem; in addition, in larger quantities painkillers can damage the liver.
  • In some cases, if we are sure what is causing the pain (previous x-rays or CT scans are available), our specialist dentist can prescribe antibiotics or an anti-inflammatory remotely (this is possible via the electronic system in Hungary). As soon as inflammation stops the pain will stop as well. Of course, the tooth needs to be treated as soon as possible, but this can last until you are able to see your dentist.

 

Many dental problems can be avoided or delayed with regular and thorough tooth brushing and good oral hygiene.

We want you to know that you can count on our professional advice at all times, so if you have any concerns, questions, feel free to call us on: 0670 372 3000 or sign up for a free, online consultation via email: info@nadordental.hu

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