Tooth Ache

v-pediatric3.jpgBegin by examining and cleaning around the sore tooth. Floss and use warm salt water, rinse the mouth to displace any food trapped between teeth. For temporary pain relief, use Motrin or Tylenol. If pain persists or if you experience gum or facial swelling, call us for an appointment as soon as possible.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

Ice can be applied to any bruised areas. For bleeding, apply firm pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding does not stop with pressure or continues after 15 minutes, please call us.

Broken Tooth

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. When there is a broken tooth in the absence of trauma, there may be an underlying cavity.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

Recover the tooth, making sure to hold it by the crown (top) and not the root end. 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 water. Because time is essential, please call us or see a dentist immediately.

Possible Broken Jaw

In the event of jaw injury, tie the mouth closed with a towel, tie or handkerchief. Go immediately to an emergency room.

Bleeding After a Baby Tooth Falls Out

Fold a piece of gauze and place it (tightly) over the bleeding area. Bite down on the gauze for 15 minutes; if bleeding continues, please call us.

Cold or Canker Sores

Over-the-counter topical medications will usually provide temporary relief. If sores persist, please call us for an appointment.

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