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In Case of a Dental Emergency, Memorize These Tooth-Saving Tips

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If you’ve ever experienced a dental emergency, you probably know how frightening it can be. Remaining calm and knowing what to do can make a bad situation less threatening. As a general rule, controlling bleeding and protecting the affected tooth are top priorities. Apply pressure to reduce bleeding in severe wounds. Go to an emergency room if blood loss is significant or bleeding won’t stop. Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen; these can make bleeding worse. Tips specific to common injuries and accidents are listed below.

Knocked-Out Teeth

Prompt emergency dental care is essential for saving a knocked-out tooth; re-implantation is most likely to be successful within the first hour or so after the accident. Rinse your mouth, and bite down onto gauze to reduce bleeding. Handle the tooth by its crown only. Rinse it and place it in a small container with milk, saliva, or saline solution. See your dentist in Frederick immediately.

Pain with Swelling

Gum pain and oral swelling could indicate an abscess. Make an emergency dental appointment right away. If an abscess ruptures, you may experience a sudden release of foul fluid from the area. Rinse with warm water until all the fluid is removed.

Chipped or Broken Teeth

If large pieces of tooth have broken away, it may be possible to reattach them if you act quickly. Save the pieces, and rinse them in warm water. Place them in milk or saline solution, and see an emergency dentist immediately.

Orthodontic Emergencies

Braces are subject to a variety of emergencies such as trapped food, inhaled or swallowed pieces of appliances, poking wires, and mouth sores. If you experience an emergency that involves inhaling or swallowing a foreign object, bleeding, or severe laceration, seek emergency dental treatment at once. Otherwise, call your orthodontist to explain the situation and obtain advice.

Tongue or Lip Bite



Clean the wound with water and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. Apply pressure to control bleeding. If bleeding doesn’t stop within ten minutes, go to a hospital emergency room.

Oral Burns



Hot foods can easily burn the roof of your mouth. Rinse with salt water after meals, and use over-the-counter topical anesthetics such as Oragel to control pain. If the site has not healed within ten days, see your dentist.

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