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Quick Tips for 3 Common Dental Emergencies

Toothache

Clean and floss the area around the sore tooth. Rinse the mouth with warm salt water. If the face is swollen apply a cold pack. Take Tylenol or Ibuprofen as directed for pain and call Dr. Rabitz as soon as possible.

Broken or knocked out permanent tooth

Find the tooth or broken tooth fragments. If the entire tooth is knocked out, rinse the tooth gently without scrubbing, then attempt to reinsert it in the socket. If unable to reinsert the tooth, keep the tooth moist in a cup containing milk or water. Immediate dental attention is necessary.

Bleeding after a baby tooth falls out

Fold and pack a clean gauze and place over bleeding area. Have the child bite the gauze for 15 minutes. If bleeding persists call Dr. Rabitz