Sports injuries, falls, and accidents can all lead to a lost filling, cap, or other dental emergencies. Here are some temporary first aid measures to hold you until you get professional treatment.
You will need
- Warm water
- Cold compress
- Dental floss
- Emergency professional (optional)
Step 1 Treat a bitten tongue Clean and apply a cold press to the injured area if you bit your lip or tongue.
Seek emergency treatment if the bleeding does not stop.
Step 2 Treat a broken tooth Rinse your mouth with warm water if you break a tooth. Apply a cold compress and call your dentist.
Step 3 Treat a broken jaw Apply a cold compress to your jaw if you think you broke it. Seek professional treatment immediately.
Step 4 Treat a dislodged tooth Rinse a dislodged tooth in water if it is dirty. Place it in a cup of milk and take it to your dentist.
Step 5 Treat a toothache Rinse your mouth with warm water if you have a toothache. Try using dental floss to remove any material caught between teeth. If the pain persists, see your dentist.
Did You Know:
Male llamas get their canines, also known as “fighting teeth,” between 2 and 3 years of age, and female llamas get theirs between 4 and 5 years of age.