Dental Trauma and Injuries
Injury to your teeth and gums should never be ignored. Ignoring a dental problem can
lead to permanent damage as well as more extensive and expensive treatment. Below is
the summary of what you can do for dental trauma.
Find the tooth if you can. Hold the tooth, not the root, and rinse it off with water if it’s
dirty. If possible, try to put the tooth back in the socket, but never force the tooth back
into the socket (you may have it backwards). If you can’t place the tooth into the socket,
place the tooth in milk, salt water, or saliva. Try not to handle the tooth very much. Call
Eggert Family Dentistry immediately.
Partially dislodged tooth
Call Eggert Family Dentistry right away. You can apply a cold compress to the outside
of the mouth on the affected area. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever (such as Advil
This includes tears, cuts, and punctures to the tongue, check, lips, or gums. Rinse your
mouth with salt water. Use a moistened piece of gauze or a tea bag to apply pressure to
the area and to help stop bleeding. If bleeding doesn’t stop in 30 minutes, call Eggert
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