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Accidents do happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.
Here are some tips for common dental emergencies:
- For a knocked-out permanent or adult tooth, keep it moist at all times. If you can, try placing the tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If that’s not possible, place it in between your cheek and gums, in milk. Then, get to your dentist’s office right away.
- For a cracked tooth, immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area. Put cold compresses on the face if swelling arises .
- If you bite your tongue or lip, clean the area gently with water and apply a cold compress.
- For toothaches, or gum swellings rinse the mouth with warm salt water (1 tsp salt 8oz warm wate)r to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between the teeth. Do not put aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissues. Apply topical tooth analgesics from the drug store if needed this may or may not help. If swelling arises apply cold compresses .
- For objects stuck in the mouth, try to gently remove with floss but do not try to remove it with sharp or pointed instruments.
- For severe facial swelling especially in the throat and heading toward the eye area visit your nearest hospital as soon as possible When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to call us right away
Here are some simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to the teeth:
- Wear a mouth guard when participating in sports or recreational activities.
- Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth.
- Use scissors, NEVER your teeth, to cut things.
When you have a dental emergency, call us: 905-252-8200. We can help.