Sacramento and Yuba - Sutter Area Dental Emergencies
Here for You
A dental emergency, such as a knocked-out tooth or severely bitten tongue,
can be quite a shock. The best course of action is not to panic, but prevent
further damage and call a professional. If you act quickly, you may be
able to prevent the need for dental restoration.
Here are a few tips to provide temporary help:
Bitten lip or tongue: Gently cleanse the area with a clean cloth. Apply a cold compress to control
swelling. Go to a hospital or emergency room if bleeding does not stop.
Broken or cracked tooth: Clean the area by rinsing your mouth with warm water. Apply cold compresses
on the area to minimize swelling and call your dentist immediately
Possibly broken jaw: Apply cold compresses to control swelling. Go to your dentist or a hospital
emergency department immediately.
Tooth knocked-out: Hold the knocked-out tooth by its crown. If it is dirty, rinse the root
of the tooth in water. Don't scrub it or touch any attached fragments
of tissue. If you can, gently insert the tooth back in its socket and
hold it there. If that is not possible, place the tooth in a cup of milk
and bring it to the dentist quickly.
Objects stuck between teeth: Gently attempt to remove it with dental floss, but be cautious around
the gums to avoid cuts. DO NOT use any sharp instruments to remove the
object. If using dental floss is not successful, call your dentist.
Call our office now
at (844) 673-9131 to
request an appointment!