Dental emergencies include accidents involving your teeth or mouth, toothache, bleeding, infections and swelling, if you experience any of these emergencies, call us as soon as you can to arrange an appointment for the Dentist to diagnose the issue and follow up with appropriate dental treatment.
It is important to take immediate action to save your tooth. The highest chance you have of saving the tooth is keeping it in your mouth. If you can, gently place the tooth back in the pocket. Don’t use pressure or try to force the tooth back in. If it will not go completely in, hold it as close to the gum pocket as possible. You can get the child to bite gently on a tissue or gauze or a cloth to keep the tooth in place.
Don’t rinse your mouth or pull the tooth out. This can damage the tissues surrounding the tooth.
If you are unable to get the tooth back into the socket place it in a sealable plastic bag or small container filled with enough milk to cover the tooth entirely. If you don’t have milk, place the tooth in warm salt water. Doing this right away helps to prevent your tooth from drying out and keeps it healthy.
Don’t rinse your tooth under a tap to clean it, as you run the risk of losing the tooth down the drain. A dentist will clean it before putting it back in your mouth.