Experiencing a dental emergency can be difficult. Knowing what to do to help yourself or your child is paramount. In all cases, visit our dentist as soon as possible. However, there are a few things that you can do to minimize the damage before you come in.
To find relief from a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water and then floss the area carefully to remove any trapped food. Come to our office as soon as possible.
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 or remove any tissue fragments. Then try to put the tooth back into its socket 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 you can. If you experience any swelling, use a cold compress for relief.
Bitten Lip or Tongue
If you bite your lip or tongue, clean the area with a cloth or piece of gauze. A cold compress can be used to reduce any swelling. If you experience heavy bleeding or if bleeding does not stop speedily, visit Dr. Louis Migliazzo or the emergency room as quickly as possible.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Tucson, Arizona, call our office at 520-323-7550.