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How to Handle Dental Emergencies

How to Handle DENTAL EMERGENCIES Toothache Rinse your mouth out with warm water and remove any food that's gotten lodged in between teeth with dental floss Use a cold compress on the outside of your mouth, especially if there's swelling Do not apply aspirin or painkillers directly to the painful area See your dentist if the pain persists Broken Tooth Rinse your mouth out, taking care to save any pieces of tooth Use gauze for about 10 minutes to stop any bleeding Apply a cold compress around the affected area to minimize pain and swelling See your dentist immediately Knocked-Out Tooth Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse with water to remove any dirt Take care not to remove any tissue attached to the tooth Reinsert the tooth in its socket if you can, but don't force it You can keep the tooth in a cup with milk Chances of saving the tooth are highest if you see your dentist within one hour Lost Dental Restoration Filling Use sugarless gum or dental cement as a temporary fix See your dentist as soon as possible Crown Save the crown and bring it with you to your dentist's office Try to put the crown back in place using toothpaste or dental cement to hold it there Abscess If you notice a small, painful, pimple-like bump on your gums, it could be an abscess Can be a sign of an infection that may spread if left untreated Rinse with warm salt water to help reduce pain Alert your dentist immediately if you notice one of these bumps Provided by: PARK 56 DENTAL Sources:

How to Handle Dental Emergencies

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Try to reinsert a tooth if it is knocked out, but be careful and don’t force it. It helps to see your dentist as soon as possible, preferably within an hour. Find out more via this helpful infographic.


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