In a dental explorer, there is a handle that’s attached to a long, thin tube. The explorer has a small wire-like tube with a hole in the middle. This is called a dental probe. The dental explorer is used for different procedures.
When a dental explorer is used for a cavity, it’s a good idea to have a rubber dam in place. This is a plastic plate that’s used to cover the mouth and prevent saliva from getting in the way.
When using an explorer to remove decay, you can avoid accidentally removing the decay by using a rubber dam. This way, you can remove any decay with the explorer and prevent it from spreading to other parts of your mouth.
The dental explorer is a sharp tool that can cause pain in the teeth.
You can prevent this pain by using rubber dam. It will prevent the explorer from touching the teeth. Also, it will protect the teeth from the explorer and also stop the explorer from scraping the teeth.
If you don’t have a rubber dam in place, you can still use the dental explorer. You can remove any decay that’s in your mouth, but you should be careful not to damage the teeth.
You should avoid using a dental explorer if you have any of the following:
- Bleeding gums
- A high fever
- A headache
- Pain in your ear
You should also avoid using a dental explorer if you have:
- A history of jaw or gum problems
- A history of tooth decay
- A history of having gum disease
- A weak immune system
- An allergy to any of the dental metal
How to remove a tooth with a dental explorer?
If you have a tooth that’s causing you pain, you can remove it with a dental explorer. You can use either a rubber dam or a dental dam.
The following steps can help you remove the tooth.
1. Clean the tooth with a clean, wet toothbrush.
2. Using a dental explorer, clean the tooth until it’s clear.
3. Gently pull the tooth until it’s out of the mouth.
4. If you have a rubber dam, put on it.
5. If you don’t have a rubber dam in place, use a dental dam.
The following tips may help you remove the tooth more quickly:
- Use a rubber dam to protect the mouth from saliva.
- Try to use a gentle pull on the tooth.
- Use a dental dam to prevent saliva from getting in the way.
When to see your dentist about a toothache?
If your tooth pain is severe and you can’t have a rubber dam or a dental dam in your mouth, you should see your dentist. They can determine if there are any other causes of your tooth pain.
If you’re having a toothache because of a cavity, you must see your dentist until the tooth is removed. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that the tooth will get worse.
If you’re having a toothache because of decay, you should see your dentist right away.
Risk factors for tooth decay
Risk factors for tooth decay include:
- Not brushing your teeth
- Not flossing
- Eating a diet that’s high in sugar
- Using a straw
- Not having fluoride added to your water
- Having a cavity in a tooth
- Having too much sugar in your diet
Symptoms of a toothache are usually sharp pain or aching. They may feel like:
- A toothache
- A toothache that’s throbbing
- A toothache that’s dull
There are many different causes of a toothache. They may include:
- A cavity that’s affecting the tooth’s pulp. This is the center of the tooth and contains nerves and blood vessels.
- A cavity that’s affecting the tooth’s surface.
- A bad bite.
- An injury to the tooth.
- A fracture of the tooth.
- An abscess or cyst on the tooth.
- An infection in the blood vessels around the tooth.
Treatment for a toothache depends on the type of toothache.
Treatment for a cavity may include:
- Using a toothpaste that contains a mixture of baking soda and water. This will help clean the tooth.
- Using a mouthwash.
- Using a rubber dam.
- Having a root canal.
- Having a filling.
Treatment for an abscess or cyst on the tooth may include:
- Using antibiotics.
- Having a root canal, if possible.
Treatment for an injury to the tooth may include:
- Having a tooth pulled.
- Having a splint put on the tooth.
- Having a splint that’s not too tight.
Treatment for a bad bite may include:
- Brushing your teeth after eating foods that are hard to chew.
- Having your child’s teeth checked for cavities and decay.
- Getting a tooth pulled.
- Having crowns put on the teeth.
Treatment for an infection in the blood vessels around the tooth may include:
- Having a tooth pulled, if possible.
- Having a root canal if your tooth is severely infected.
- Getting a root canal and filling if your tooth is infected.
When to see a dentist about a toothache?
If you have a toothache, you should see your dentist, or an emergency dentist, right away.
If you have a toothache because of a history of gum disease, you should be evaluated by your dentist.
They can determine if there are underlying causes for your toothache. These may include:
- A toothache caused by an infection.
- A toothache caused by the weakening of your jawbone.
Now over to you
21 Easy Ways to Improve Your Oral Health!
1. Brush your teeth twice a day.
2. Floss once a day.
3. Add a few drops of fluoride to your toothpaste.
4. Brush at the same time every day.
5. Use a mouth rinse.
6. Gargle with a salt water solution.
7. Brush your tongue.
8. Use a water flosser.
9. Rinse with warm salt water.
10. Use an interdental brush.
11. Use a toothbrush that’s made for children.
12. Floss the inside of your cheek.
13. Clean the back of your tongue.
14. Use a mouthwash made for children.
15. Use a salt water solution.
16. Rinse with baking soda.
17. Use a mouthwash that’s made for adults.
18. Rinse with apple cider vinegar.
19. Use an interdental brush.
20. Use a toothbrush that’s made for adults.
21. Clean between your teeth with floss.
Remember, if you have any of these conditions, you should see your dentist right away.
This is especially important if you have other health conditions. Being evaluated by a dentist will help prevent future tooth problems.
Images by Freepik
Generated by AI