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Do you know what to do in the event of an oral emergency? Are you prepared with a treatment action plan if you lose a tooth, or suffer an open wound in your mouth? Knowing what to do and effectively following through can make all the difference in your oral health recovery time. For more information, take the following oral emergency quiz:

True or False: Oral emergencies are always life-threatening.
a.) True
b.) False

How should you store a tooth for placement back in your mouth after it has been knocked out?
a.) In a tooth-saving liquid to keep it moist until a visit to your dentist can be made
b.) In a paper towel or plastic bag
c.) Tied to a chain and hung around your neck
d.) Under your pillow at night

True or False: Objects stuck between teeth should only be removed with safe tools.
a.) True
b.) False

What treatment plan works best for a dental crown that has fallen off?
a.) Use a cotton swab on the exposed tooth, with a dash of clove oil
b.) Wrap the exposed tooth in duct tape
c.) Both a and b
d.) None of the above

Answer Key: b, a, a, a

If you would like to schedule an oral examination at KC Smile Doc, simply call our dentist office in Kansas City, Missouri, at our number 816-822-0990. Dr. J. Richard Burch and our entire team look forward to making your smile fantastic!