What to do in a dental emergency?  

What to do in a dental emergency?

 

What should you do if you have a serious toothache and your dentist isn’t available? If you’re in agony and painkillers aren’t working, we suggest you call a dental centre that is available for emergencies 24 hours a day.

 

Here are a few other tips.

 

  • Accident:

Clean the wound and apply a cold compress to the sore spot. Place the lost tooth in saliva without rinsing it and bring it to your emergency appointment. For a loose tooth, you may try to gently put it back in place.

 

  • Toothache:

Use analgesics such as Tylenol or Motrin to relieve the pain and apply an ice compress to the sore spot. See a dentist as soon as possible because the pain may indicate a serious problem.

 

  • My child has knocked out a milk tooth:

Rinse the mouth with warm water and place the broken tooth in salt water (1/2 teaspoon of salt in a cup of water), then call a dental clinic that offers emergency appointments 24 hours a day.

 

  • A filling has fallen out:

Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply orthodontic wax or sugar-free gum to the tooth if it is sensitive or painful. Have the tooth repaired as soon as possible.

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