Tooth Knocked Out
Do not wipe the tooth clean. Place the tooth in a glass
of milk, if possible. If milk is not available, use
a wet napkin or cup of water. See a dentist immediately.
Sometimes, if the tooth is placed back in its socket
soon enough by your dentist, the tooth can be saved.
Time is critical in this situation!
Broken and Chipped Tooth
Remove the fractured piece to prevent
choking and don't chew on anything hard. Call your dentist
immediately. Some teeth can be filled. More severe
cases may need to be crowned. If the tooth has broken
into the nerve the tooth will need Root
Canal Therapy and a Crown,
or it will need to be extracted.
If you were hit by an object, call your dentist immediately.
Depending on the severity of the blow, your dentist
may let the tooth "tighten-up" on its own, or your dentist
may bond the tooth to the uninjured teeth next to it
for support until it heals. The tooth may turn dark
and/or abscess after an accident. That may happen immediately,
or it could be years later. If the tooth does eventually
abscess, it will require Extraction
or Root Canal Therapy and
a Crown just like any other
Lip or Tongue
Apply pressure to stop or slow the bleeding. If the
wound is severe or doesn't stop bleeding, call your
dentist or go to the Emergency Room at the hospital
immediately. The wound may require stitches to
stop the bleeding, prevent infection and to help it
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