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What to do in case of an Accident

 

TOOTH KNOCKED OUT

Place the tooth in a wet napkin or cup of water. See a dentist immediately. Sometimes, if the tooth is placed back in its socket soon enough by your dentist, the tooth can be saved. Time is critical in this situation! Click here for information on how to Contact Us.


BROKEN OR CHIPPED TOOTH

Remove the fractured piece to prevent choking and don't chew on anything hard. Call your dentist immediately. Click here for information on how to Contact Us. Some teeth can be filled. More severe cases may need to be crowned. If the tooth has broken into the nerve the tooth will need Root Canal Therapy and a crown, or it will need to be extracted.


LOOSE TOOTH

If you were hit by an object, call your dentist immediately. Click here for information on how to Contact Us. Depending on the severity of the blow, your dentist may let the tooth "tighten-up" on its own, or your dentist may bond the tooth to the uninjured teeth next to it for support until it heals. The tooth may turn dark and/or abscess after an accident. That may happen immediately, or it could be years later. If the tooth does eventually abscess, it will require Root Canal Therapy and a crown just like any other abscessed tooth.


LACERATED (CUT) LIP OR TONGUE

Apply pressure to stop or slow the bleeding. If the wound is severe or doesn't stop bleeding, call your dentist or go to the Emergency Room at the hospital immediately. The wound may require stitches to stop the bleeding, prevent infection and to help it properly heal.

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© Copyright -2006 Dental WebSmith, Inc. and Mark T. Stoffregen, DDS. All rights reserved. Disclaimer: The information provided within is intended to help you better understand dental conditions and procedures. It is not meant to serve as delivery of medical or dental care. If you have specific questions or concerns, contact your health care provider.

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