In Case of a Dental Emergency

Post by: Gerarda on 01 Dec 2021

1. If you have a knocked-out tooth, hold the tooth by the crown (the part that is normally visible in the mouth) and lick the tooth clean if necessary or rinse off any dirt or debris. Do not touch the root of the tooth. If possible, try to place the tooth back in the socket and hold it in place by biting on a clean gauze or cloth.* If this is not possible, store the tooth in a container of milk until you can get to a dentist. It is important to remember, the sooner a knocked-out tooth is re-implanted, the more likely it is to embed itself back into the gum.

2. For a broken tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek to help reduce pain and swelling.

3. If you have a severe toothache, try rinsing your mouth with warm water and gently flossing to remove any food particles that may be lodged between your teeth.

4. In case of severe bleeding, apply pressure to the area with a clean gauze or cloth and seek emergency medical attention.

Phone for a dental appointment. It’s important to see a dentist as soon as possible in case of emergency. If you can’t reach your dentist right away, a visit to the hospital with a dental department is recommended.

* NOTE: Adult teeth only, never try to re-insert a baby tooth

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Posted on Wednesday 1st December 2021 at 1:27 pm