Emergency Info

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Tooth Ache

Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth meticulously. Using warm salt water, rinse the mouth or floss to displace any food trapped between teeth. Children's Tylenol can be used for pain relief. DO NOT use aspirin on the aching tooth or on the gum. In the event of facial swelling, or fever above 100 degrees, contact your dentist immediately.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

Ice can be applied to any bruised areas. For bleeding, apply firm (but gentle) pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If the excessive bleeding does not stop with pressure or continues after 15 minutes, go to an emergency room.

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. In the mouth is the best way to carry the tooth (in the socket). Milk is second best. Water is a distant third. A dry tooth is last place. Because time is critical in saving a tooth, see your dentist IMMEDIATELY.