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Dental Emergency is an injury or illness involving the teeth, gum or oral tissues that poses an immediate threat to a person's health. It may occur anywhere at anytime.

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A quick, handy references of dental emergency evaluation in form of a postcards, charts, toothache guides, and/or notes are very important.
It is important to contact a dentist as soon as possible to minimize damage to the teeth, gums, oral tissues and supporting bone. Short-term action can be taken to relieve oral pain, which can be very severe.

Teeth Involvement

  • Rinse the mouth vigorously with warm salt water.
  • If face is swollen, apply a cold compress.
  • See a dentist as soon as possible.
Broken Tooth as a Dental Emergency
  • Rinse dirt from injured area with warm water.
  • Place cold compresses over the face in the area of the injury.
  • Locate and save any broken tooth fragments.
  • Immediate dental attention is necessary.
Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
  • Find the tooth.
  • Handle the tooth by the top (crown), not the root portion.
  • Rinse the tooth, but DO NOT clean or handle the tooth unnecessarily.
  • Try to reinsert it in its socket.
  • Have the child hold the tooth in place by biting on a clean gauze or cloth.
  • If you cannot reinsert the tooth, transport the tooth in a cup containing milk or water.
  • See a dentist IMMEDIATELY!
  • Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth.

Other Tissues Involvement

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek
  • Apply ice to bruised areas.
  • If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a clean gauze or cloth.
  • If bleeding does not stop after 15 minutes, take the child to a hospital emergency room.
  • If bleeding cannot be controlled by simple pressure, take the child to a hospital emergency room.
Bleeding After Baby Tooth Falls Out
  • Fold and pack a clean gauze or cloth over the bleeding area.
  • Have the child bite on the gauze with pressure for 15 minutes.
  • This may be repeated once.
  • If bleeding persists, see a dentist.
Cold/Cancer Sores
  • Some serious diseases may begin as sores.
  • It is important to have a dental evaluation if these sores persist.
Possible Broken Jaw
  • Try to keep suspected fractured jaw from moving.
  • Use a towel, tie, or handkerchief.
  • Take the child to the nearest hospital emergency room.
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Aleksandr V. Melekhin, DDS


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