Experiencing a dental emergency can be difficult, either for you or for your child. Knowing what to do to help yourself or your child is paramount. In all cases, visit our dentist as soon as possible. It is important to know the things that you can do to minimize the damage before you come in.
For a chipped or broken tooth, first rinse out your mouth with warm water. Keep the tooth fragments to bring with you to our office. Then, you can apply a cold compress to the face to control any swelling. Come to Shrewsbury Dental Group as soon as you can.
If you lose a tooth because of a blow to the face or another issue, carefully rinse the tooth with water. Do not scrub the tooth. Then try to place the tooth back into its socket very gently. If your tooth will not reinsert easily, store the tooth in a cold cup of milk or water or place it between your cheek and gums and bring it to our office as soon as possible. If you experience any swelling, use a cold compress for relief.
Bitten Tongue or Lip
If you bite your tongue or lip, clean the area with a piece of gauze. A cold compress can be used to reduce swelling. If you experience heavy bleeding or if bleeding does not stop quickly, visit Dr. Nikita Pastagia or the emergency room as quickly as possible.
For more information or to set up an appointment with our dentist in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, contact our office at 732-741-8707 today.