Knowing What to Do in a Dental Emergency

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No matter how well we take care of our teeth, accidents can happen. Our dentists and team understand how important it is to know what to do in emergency situations, so we have put together this information for your convenience. Keep in mind that in any dental emergency, it is imperative that you visit our office as soon as possible.

Knocked Out Tooth
If a tooth is knocked out, rinse the root in water. Take care not to remove any attached tissue. Reinsert the tooth in its socket if possible. Do not force the tooth into place. If the tooth will not reinsert easily, store it in water or a cup of milk and bring it with you when you visit our dentists.

Chipped Tooth
Clean the area by rinsing your mouth with warm water. Use a cold compress on the face to reduce any swelling.

In the case of a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water and floss the area very carefully to remove any food that is trapped between the teeth. Do not apply aspirin to the tooth or the gums.

Bitten Tongue or Lip
Clean the area with a cold cloth as gently as you can. Use a cold compress to reduce any swelling. If there is heavy bleeding or if it doesn’t stop, visit our office or an emergency room as soon as you can.

We welcome you to contact Louisiana Dental Center at (504) 277-4401 today for more information and to schedule an appointment with our dentists in Chalmette, Louisiana.