Dental Emergencies

 

1) Toothache
2) Knocked Out Tooth
3) BrokenTooth
4) Objects Caught Between teeth

Toothache

Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to ensure that there is no food or other debris caught between the teeth. Never put a painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue. If the pain persists, contact your dentist.

Knocked Out Tooth

Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse off the root of the tooth in water if itís dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket. If that isnít possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk and get to the dentist as quickly as possible. Remember to take the tooth with you!

BrokenTooth

Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Use cold compresses on the area to keep any swelling down. Call your dentist immediately.


Objects Caught Between Teeth

Try to gently remove the object with dental floss; avoid cutting the gums. Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth. If you canít dislodge the object using dental floss, contact your dentist.