Tooth Ache - Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth meticulously. Using warm salt water, rinse the mouth to displace any food trapped between teeth. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you use aspirin on the aching tooth or on the gum. In the event of facial swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. For temporary pain relief, acetaminophen or ibuprofen is recommended.
See us as soon as possible. Facial swelling may be a sign of abscess and potentially life threatening oral facial infection. Usually, once the source of the infection is removed, or the tooth itself, the infection will subside. Occasionally, if the abscess is sever enough. I.V. antibiotics and hospital admission may be necessary.
Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip of Cheek - Ice can be applied to any bruised areas. For bleeding, apply firm (but gentle) pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding does not stop with pressure or continues after 15 minutes, please contact Palm Valley Pediatric Dentistry or go to an emergency room.
Broken Braces and wires - Remove a broken appliance only if it comes out easily. If it is lodged or painful to remove, cover any protruding edges with wax, cotton balls, gauze or chewing gum. DO NOT REMOVE any wire caught in the gums, cheek or tongue; see us immediately. Emergency attention is usually not required for loose or broken appliances that cause no discomfort.
Broken Tooth - Rinse the area with warm water. Put a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. Recover any broken tooth fragmens. Get immediate denal attention from any of our Dr. Olga, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist.
Knocked Out Permanent Tooth - Recover the tooth if possible, making sure to hold it by the crown (top) and not the root end. Rinse, but do not clean or handle the tooth more than necessary. Reinsert the tooth in the socket and hold it in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, carry it in a cup containing Hanks Balanced Salt Solution. Often this is available from the pharmacy as "Save-A-Tooth".
If this cannot be obtained, milk may be substituted or water. Water is less favorable than milk but better than letting the tooth dry out. Because time is essential, see us immediately. Baby tooth that are knocked out permanently do not need to be reinserted and harm may be caused to the u underlying permanent teeth by so doing.
Possible Broken Jaw - In the event of jaw injury, tie the mouth closed with a towel, tie or handkerchief. Go immediately to an emergency room.
Bleeding After a Baby Tooth Falls Out - Fold a piece of gauze and place it (tightly) over the bleeding area. Bite down on the gauze for 1 minutes; if bleeding continues, please contact our office immediately.
Cold or Canker Sores - Over-the-counter medications will usually provide temporary relief. If sores persist, please contact us! Palm Valley Pediatric Dentistry - PVPD Surprise, Avondale, Goodyear