Emergency Procedures

Tips to Deal with Dental Emergencies

Savings in both dollars and discomfort can be gained by taking good care of your teeth on a daily basis: brushing twice a day, cleaning between your teeth daily with floss or inter-dental cleaners, and seeing your dentist regularly.  But accidents do happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Here are a few tips to help you deal with a dental emergency calmly and effectively.

Broken Tooth

Rinse the mouth with warm water to keep the area clean. Put cold compresses on the face to reduce swelling. Go to the dentist immediately.

Bitten Tongue or Lip

Clean the area gently with a cloth and apply cold compresses to keep swelling down. If bleeding is excessive or doesn’t stop in a short time, go to the dentist or a hospital emergency department.


Rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Use dental floss to remove any food that may be trapped between the teeth. Do not put aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissues. See your dentist as soon as possible.

Objects Caught Between Teeth

Gently try to remove the object with dental floss. If you’re not successful, go to the dentist. Do not try to remove the object with a sharp or pointed instrument.

Knocked-out Tooth

Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse off the root of the tooth in water if it’s dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket. If that isn’t possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk and get to the dentist as quickly as possible. Don’t forget to take the tooth with you!

Possible broken jaw

Apply cold compresses to control swelling. Go to your dentist or a hospital emergency department immediately

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