How To Handle Emergencies...

Toothache...

Clean the area of the affected tooth. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with warm water or use dental floss to dislodge any food that may be impacted. If the pain still exists, contact Dr. Simpson.  Do not place aspirin or heat on the gum or on the aching tooth. If the face is swollen, apply cold compresses and contact your dentist immediately.

Cut or bitten tongue, lip or cheek...

Clean the area of the affected tooth. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with warm water or use dental floss to dislodge any food that may be impacted. If the pain still exists, contact Dr. Simpson.  Do not place aspirin or heat on the gum or on the aching tooth. If the face is swollen, apply cold compresses and contact your dentist immediately.

Knocked out permanent tooth...

If possible, find the tooth. Handle it by the crown, not by the root. You may rinse the tooth with water only. DO NOT clean with soap, scrub or handle the tooth unneccessarily. Inspect the tooth for fractures. If it is sound, try to reinsert it in the socket. Have the patient hold the tooth in place by biting on a gauze. If the patient is old enough, the tooth may also be carried in the patient's mouth (beside the cheek). The patient must see Dr. Simpson IMMEDIATELY! Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth.

Knocked out baby tooth...

Contact your pediatric dentist.

Chipped or fractured permanent tooth...

Contact Dr. Simpson immediately. Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. If possible, locate and save any broken tooth fragments and bring them with you to the dentist.

Chipped or fractured baby tooth...

Contact Dr. Simpson

Knocked out baby tooth...

Contact your pediatric dentist.

Severe blow to the head...

Take your child to the nearest emergency hospital room immediately.

Possible broken or fractured jaw...

Keep the jaw from moving and take your child to the nearest emergency hospital room immediately.

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