Emergency Dentistry

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Tooth Is Knocked Out

Baby teeth should not be replanted to prevent damage to adult teeth.

Permanent teeth should be rinsed lightly with water or milk if soiled. Do not scrub tooth.

If possible, replace tooth in socket quickly. If not possible, store tooth in milk, saliva, or appropriate tooth preservation product. Under both circumstances, go to your dentist office as soon as possible.

Toothache

Rinse mouth with warm water to clean oral cavity. Floss tooth to remove food that is caught between teeth. Do not place any NSAIDs (ie: Tylelol, Aspirin, Goody’s) directly on the area that hurts. This can kill the surrounding tissues and severe tissue damage. Over the counter NSAIDs are safe to be taken as specified on the label. See your dentist as soon as possible.

Broken Tooth

Rinse mouth with warm water. Apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. If the broken portion of tooth can be found, store in milk, saliva, or appropriate tooth preservation product. Go to your dentist as soon as possible.

Possible Broken Jaw

Apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. Go to Dentist office or Emergency Room as soon as possible.

Can Injuries Be Prevented?

Under Armour Mouth GuardSome Dental injuries can be easily prevented. First, protective gear (mouthguard) for sports made by the dentist can greatly decrease risk of serious injury. Read our blog post to learn more!

Also, encourage all members of your family to wear safety belts while riding in vehicles and be sure that children are seated in the appropriate car seat.

Regular check-ups allow the dentist to discuss precautions to prevent injuries.

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