Helpful Tips During a Dental Emergency
To be as prepared as possible for a dental emergency, we provide some tips for specific types of dental crises that you can do before you are able to see our Norwood Dental dentists:
Taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) (if you are not allergic) can help alleviate pain. You can also apply ice for 10-20 minutes every hour for severe pain.
Applying for over-the-counter medicine, like Orajel or camphor-phenique, will pose as a bandage-like film over the sore.
Bleeding After An Extraction
If your bleeding is substantial, place a thick gauze pad over the extraction site and apply pressure. If bleeding continues, soak a tea bag in water, put it inside a thin gauze pad, and apply pressure for one hour.
Bitten Tongue Or Lip
Apply ice or pressure to the area to decrease the swelling or bleeding. If your laceration is deep (larger than ¼ inch) or if the pain persists, call our Norwood Dental office.
Place a piece of soft wax where the chipped area is, and then schedule an appointment with us. Place the pieces of your chipped tooth in a cup of milk, or in water with a pinch of salt.
Tooth Knocked Out
If you cannot put the tooth back in place and hold it there while rushing to come to see us, then you can put it in a cup of milk or water, and come see us immediately.
Do not move your jaw and seek immediate medical help at your nearest hospital emergency room.