Experiencing a dental emergency can be difficult, either for you or for your child. Knowing what to do to help yourself or your child is paramount. In all cases, visit our dentist as soon as possible. However, there are a few things that you can do to minimize the damage before you come in.
To find relief from a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water and then floss the area carefully to remove any trapped food. Do not apply aspirin to the area. Come to our office as soon as possible.
For a chipped or broken tooth, rinse out your mouth with warm water. Keep the tooth fragments to bring to our office. Then, you can apply a cold compress to the face to control any swelling. Come to Noble Dentistry immediately.
If you lose a tooth because of a blow to the face or another issue, carefully rinse the tooth with water. Do not scrub the tooth or remove any tissue fragments. Then try to place the tooth back into its socket very gently. If your tooth will not reinsert easily, store the tooth in a cold cup of milk or water or place it between your cheek and gums and bring it to our office as soon as possible. If you experience any swelling, use a cold compress for relief.
Bitten Tongue or Lip
If you bite your tongue or lip, clean the area with a cloth or piece of gauze. A cold compress can be used to reduce any swelling. If you experience heavy bleeding or if bleeding does not stop quickly, visit Dr. Sharon Bleiler or the emergency room as quickly as possible.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, contact our office at 215-277-7880 today.