In An Emergency
Quick Tips for 3 Common Dental Emergencies
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 Los Gatos Pediatric Dentistry in Los Gatos or Dr. Rabitz Pediatric Dentistry in Willow Glen 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 Los Gatos Pediatric Dentistry in Los Gatos or Dr. Rabitz Pediatric Dentistry in Willow Glen.