Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth meticulously. Using warm salt water, rinse the mouth to displace any food trapped between teeth. Do not, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, use aspirin on the aching tooth or on the gums. In the event of facial swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. For temporary pain relief, acetaminophen is recommended. Call our office for an appointment as soon as possible.
Rinse the area with warm water. Put a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. Recover any broken tooth fragments. Get immediate dental attention.
Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
Recover the tooth, making sure to hold it by the crown (top) and not by the root end. Gently rinse, but do not clean or handle the tooth more than necessary. Reinsert the tooth in the socket and hold it in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, carry it in a cup containing milk or salt water. Because time is essential, see a dentist immediately
Possible Broken Jaw
In the event of a jaw injury, gently tie the mouth closed with a towel, tie or handkerchief. Go immediately to a hospital.