Dental Emergencies

(WTNH)-The Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) advises patients how to react in a dental emergency. Below are some tips for how to handle a dental emergency, if an accident happens:

 For a knocked-out permanent or adult tooth, keep it moist at all times. If you can, try placing the tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If that’s not possible, place it in between your cheek and gums, in milk, or use a tooth preservation product. Then, get to your dentist’s office right away.

 For a cracked tooth, immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area. Put cold compresses on the face to keep any swelling down.

 If you bite your tongue or lip, clean the area gently with water and apply a cold compress.

 For toothaches, rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between the teeth. Do not put aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissues.

 For objects stuck in the mouth, try to gently remove with floss but do not try to remove it with sharp or pointed instruments.

 

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