Toothache: Clean the area of the affected tooth
thoroughly. Rinse the mouth vigorously with warm
water or use dental floss to dislodge impacted
food or debris. If the pain still exists,
contact your child's dentist. DO NOT place
aspirin on the gum or on the aching tooth. If
the face is swollen apply cold compresses and
contact your dentist immediately.
Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek: Apply ice
to bruised areas. If there is bleeding apply
firm but gentle pressure with a gauze or cloth.
If bleeding does not stop after 15 minutes or it
cannot be controlled by simple pressure, take
the child to hospital emergency room.
Knocked Out Permanent Tooth: Find the tooth.
Handle the tooth by the crown, not the root
portion. You may rinse the tooth but DO NOT
clean or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Inspect
the tooth for fractures. If it is sound, try to
reinsert it in the socket. Have the patient hold
the tooth in place by biting on a gauze. If you
cannot reinsert the tooth, transport the tooth
in a cup containing the patient's saliva or milk. If the patient is old enough, the tooth
may also be carried in the patient's mouth. The
patient must see a dentist IMMEDIATELY! Time is
a critical factor in saving the tooth.
Please calI immediately for urgent