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Managing Dental Pain or Injury

A dentist should be seen as soon as possible in all cases of dental pain or injury.

The following can provide temporary relief from discomfort:

Toothache:

  • place a cold compress on the face over the sore area

Broken tooth, bitten tongue or lip:

  • gently clean dirt from injured area using lukewarm water

  • place a cold compress on the face over the area to keep the swelling down

Knocked out Tooth:

A baby tooth should not be replanted. Treat the injury the same as above.

A permanent tooth can be replanted if you move quickly:

  • do not touch or clean root surface

  • place tooth in a container of milk, water or saliva

  • take patient and tooth to the dentist right away