If any dental trauma happens, call the office to see how quickly you need to be evaluated. Keep our phone number, 513-870-0700, in a convenient place in case of a dental emergency.
Tongue or lip bites or wounds:
If you or your child bump the teeth or gums, clean the area, apply pressure to any areas that are bleeding, administer acetaminophen or ibuprofen as needed for pain and offer a sugar-free popsicle to help reduce the swelling. If the bleeding can’t be controlled, go to the hospital emergency room.
If a permanent tooth is chipped or broken, collect the pieces of the tooth, apply a cold compress to the area and call the office.
Knocked- out (avulsed) baby tooth:
If baby tooth accidentally gets knocked out, it can’t be put back in. Call the office to see if your child needs to be evaluated. Find the tooth and put it under your child’s pillow for the Tooth Fairy.
Knocked-out (avulsed) permanent tooth:
If a permanent tooth is accidentally knocked out, it is a dental emergency and please call our office immediately. Find the tooth and place it in milk. Do not store the tooth in a tissue or tap water. If possible, gently insert the tooth back into the socket and hold it there on your way to the dentist. It is time-critical for successful reimplantation so get to the office ASAP!
Possible Broken Jaw:
Apply cold compresses to control swelling. Get to the emergency room immediately.
Objects caught between teeth:
Attempt to gently remove the object with dental floss. Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth. If you are unable to remove the object at home with floss, give us a call.