Cut/Bitten Tongue Or Lip
If there is bleeding, press down on the part of the mouth that is bleeding. Use a clean cloth to do this. If the lip is swollen, use an ice pack to keep the swelling down. If the bleeding does not stop, go to Emergency at a hospital right away.
Put a piece of softened sugarless chewing gum in the spot where the filling was lost. This will protect the area for a short period of time.
Chipped Or Broken Tooth
Broken teeth can almost always be saved. If it’s a small break, Dr. Karthika Sarvendran may use a white filling to fix the tooth. If the break is serious, a root canal may be needed. Your tooth may also need a crown.
Take an over-the-counter pain medicine that works for you, but do not put the pills on your sore tooth. Hold an ice pack against your face at the spot of the sore tooth. Do not put a heating pad, a hot water bottle, or any other source of heat on your jaw. Heat will make things worse instead of better.
For any dental emergency appointment, call our office today at 905-773-1952.
Looking for Emergency Dental Care in Richmond Hill, ON?
Have an emergency? Walk-Ins are welcomed! Our team at Regatta Dental understands that the very nature of an emergency is inconvenience. As your dedicated family dental healthcare providers, we’re here for you in these stressful times. Please call our Richmond Hill dental office immediately to request an emergency dental care visit if you experience a severe toothache, knock out a tooth, badly damage your teeth, or find yourself in another precarious dental situation. We do our very best to see emergency cases immediately. In the meantime, here are some dental tips to help you deal with your dental emergency:
Something Stuck Between Teeth
First, try using dental floss, very gently and carefully, to remove the object. Never poke between your teeth with a pin or similar sharp, pointy object; it can cut your gums or scratch the tooth surface.
Knocked Out Tooth
If the knocked-out tooth is an adult (or permanent) tooth, Dr. Karthika Sarvendran may be able to put it back. You must act quickly. If the tooth is put back in place within an hour or two, it has a fair chance of taking root again. After two hours, the chances are poor. If the tooth looks clean, put it back in its place (its socket). If this is not possible, or if there’s a chance that the tooth might be swallowed, put it in a container of milk, if possible.