Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth very carefully. Using warm salt water, rinse the mouth to displace any food trapped between teeth. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you use aspirin on the aching tooth or on the gum. In the event of facial swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. For temporary pain relief we recommend acetaminophen. Call Kids Tooth Doc as soon as possible.
Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lipor Cheek
Apply ice to any bruised areas. For bleeding, apply firm (but gentle) pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding does not stop with pressure or continues after 15 minutes, go to an emergency room.
Rinse the area with warm water. Put a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. If possible, recover any broken tooth fragments. Call Kids Tooth Doc immediately.
Knocked out Permanent Tooth
Recover the tooth, making sure to hold it by the crown (top) and not the root end. Rinse, but do not clean or handle the tooth more than necessary. Reinsert the tooth in the socket and hold it in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, place it in a cup containing milk or water. Because time is essential, see a dentist immediately.
Bleeding After a Baby Tooth Falls Out
Fold a piece of gauze and place it tightly over the bleeding area. Bite down on the gauze for fifteen minutes. If bleeding continues, see a dentist.
Cold or Canker Sores
Over-the-counter medications will usually provide temporary relief. If sores persist, visit your dentist.
Possible Broken Jaw
In the event of a jaw injury, tie the mouth closed with a towel, tie or handkerchief. Go immediately to an emergency room.