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Vocabulary: Emergency dental service


 

The instructions were: " Go and consult your dentist before leaving, please!" ...  Yet, students often blank while listening  , which then leads them to suffer what are avoidable pains... and to cause their teachers to be on tenterhooks  ... Ô you, young colleagues taking your students abroad, never forget to purchase an Insurance, especially if you take your students to the USA.

This page was required by some of you. They had had to face the unpleasant experience described below. Let me remind you that these treatments (which often recommend drastic measures  ) are to be solicited in case of extreme emergency only and cannot replace the routine dental care we are all advised to take on a daily basis ( constant brushing, flossing, and regular visits to your dentists!)

 

                                                                   

 

 Discomfort  Severe pain 
 To get worse  To feel at ease 
 To be scared  to have a phobia 
 To suffer agony   Pain-killers 
 a dental trauma gum pain
 dental floss a swollen cheek 
 antibiotics an abscess 
 a cavity in a tooth a root canal
 "over the counter"          a wisdom tooth         

 

                                                      

                                                                             an abscess                                                           a swollen cheek

 

 Pain relief   A broken/ chipped/ cracked tooth    
 To rince mouthwash
 socket of a tooth                To take out a tooth
 a blister burnt roof of mouth 
 become loose a broken jaw

 

* In case of a broken tooth, it's important to:

 -  collect the fragments and rince them in saliva or tepid water 

 -  wrap them in wet gauze

 -  take them to the emergency dentist who may be able to repair your tooth 

 

Some advice: As soon as necessary, go and ask advice from your dentist. Avoid self-medication and remember that in case of a dental infectionno aspirin or ibuprofene (which are anti-coagulants) should be taken. They might cause excessive bleeding.

Unless you're known to be allergic to  "paracétamol" (acetaminophen), which is recommended in case of dental pain,  stick to it. Ice or an icy compress may relieve the pain and limit oedema (but not the infection!). See a dentist. 

 

                                                            

                   Facial swelling                                                               To pull / take out a tooth                                                  ... emergency...

 

  Be careful! All the British emergency dental services I read about on the Internet, and which had a 5 star-appreciation rate, most of the times,  rushed to the solution of pulling out the painful tooth.   Therefore, if you don't feel like being toothless, do avoid such services and have your teeth brushed and taken care of on a regular basis!   

 

In any case, be brave enough to bear the pain and visit your dentist (and face the following test!   )! Good luck for both! 

 

 



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1. « Sara, I know you’re , but it’s no use taking so many ... You should simply go and visit the dentist... Do you want me to take an appointment at the ' clinic?'

2. « Don’t worry, young lady. I’ll do a treatment and you’ll be alright!

If you hadn’t come to check, you could have had and I might have had to prescribe and even to

3.« You have a tiny in that other tooth. Show it to your dentist before it and aches.

4.« Mum, Kyle bit into his hot pizza too quickly and burnt . He has blisters and can no longer eat or speak. »

 

                                                              








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