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Published on Oct 20, 2013
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FIRST AID FOR DENTAL EMERGENCIES
Toothache: 1. Use dental floss between the teeth and rinse the mouth with warm water to clean out food. 2. Never apply aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissues.
Chipped or Broken Tooth: 1. With warm water, gently clean dirt from the injured area. 2. Cover with sterile gauze and protect the tooth from continued exposure to air or cold liquid. 3. To decrease the swelling, place a cold compress over the facial area of the injured tooth.
Knocked-Out Tooth: 1. Attempt to locate the lost tooth immediately being sure to handle the tooth by the crown, and not the root portion. Make sure the tooth is not driven up into the soft tissue. 2. Rinse the tooth gently in running water if it can be located and is dirty. Do not scrub the tooth or remove any tissue fragments that are still attached. Place the tooth in a cup of milk or in a tooth preserver solution like SAVE-A-TOOTH, also known as Hank's Balanced Salt Solution. These are the preferred solutions to keep them in; if they are not available, place the tooth in a cup of cool water. 3. Get to a dentist immediately (within 30 minutes if possible) and remember to take the tooth along. Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth.
Orthodontic Emergencies (problems with braces and retainers): 1. Cover the end of any protruding wires with a small cotton ball, beeswax, or a piece of gauze and then see a dentist. 2. Go to the dentist immediately if a wire gets stuck in the cheek. Do not attempt to remove it.
Bitten Lip or Tongue: 1. With a clean cloth, apply direct pressure to the bleeding area. 2. Apply a cold compress if swelling is present. 3. Go to a hospital emergency room if bleeding does not stop within 15 minutes.