What to do in a Dental Emergency Dr. Newman, DDS,  Emergency Dentist, Boca Raton
I bit my Tongue (lips, cheek, etc.) <ul><li>Be Gentle!  </li></ul><ul><li>Rinse the injury with tepid (not cold not hot) w...
I Have Canker Sores Help Me! <ul><li>Keeping the area clean is very important. </li></ul><ul><li>Rinse with salt water, an...
MY TOOTH BROKE! <ul><li>Gently rinse area with water (salt water if possible).  </li></ul><ul><li>Get any bleeding under c...
OH NO! I’ve got a Gum Boil: <ul><li>Don’t Panic!  </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the area clean just like a canker sore </li></ul>...
That @)$(*_)# Knocked out My Tooth! <ul><li>Save the tooth even if in pieces in a saline solution (salt water), or use a c...
My Baby’s loosing a tooth! <ul><li>If the child can wiggle the tooth out...great! </li></ul><ul><li>Tell her or him to mov...
Baby Has Teething Pains: <ul><li>Freeze or chill some baby carrots and apply them to the area.  </li></ul><ul><li>Ice chip...
OWWWWWW MY TOOTH HURTS! I Got A Toothache: <ul><li>Don’t Use The Tooth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>at least as much as possible....
My Wisdom Teeth are killing me! <ul><li>Keep the area as clean as possible by simply brushing your teeth and rinsing with ...
What Exactly do you Mean by Pain Medication <ul><li>In general, Advil (Motrin/Ibuprofen) 200mg every 4-6 hours should help...
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What To Do In A Dental Emergency

  1. 1. What to do in a Dental Emergency Dr. Newman, DDS, Emergency Dentist, Boca Raton
  2. 2. I bit my Tongue (lips, cheek, etc.) <ul><li>Be Gentle! </li></ul><ul><li>Rinse the injury with tepid (not cold not hot) water </li></ul><ul><li>or blot (do not wipe) with a cloth or damp gauze from a first aid kit. </li></ul><ul><li>To minimize swelling use a cold pack or crushed ice in a Ziploc </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(if you are too sensitive to the cold, wrap the ice bag in paper towels). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If bleeding does not stop, apply pressure with cool wet gauze or teabag. </li></ul><ul><li>Take appropriate pain medication. </li></ul>
  3. 3. I Have Canker Sores Help Me! <ul><li>Keeping the area clean is very important. </li></ul><ul><li>Rinse with salt water, and use gentle tooth brushing. </li></ul><ul><li>Healing should occur in about 2 weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid acidic, hot and spicy foods and drink. </li></ul><ul><li>If needed, take pain medications and give us a call for an assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not apply any pain medication to the area. </li></ul>
  4. 4. MY TOOTH BROKE! <ul><li>Gently rinse area with water (salt water if possible). </li></ul><ul><li>Get any bleeding under control with a cool wet gauze or teabag (apply pressure to the bleeding gums, not the tooth). </li></ul><ul><li>Do not remove fractured pieces and save all fragments. </li></ul><ul><li>Take the appropriate pain medication and see your emergency dentist right away. </li></ul>
  5. 5. OH NO! I’ve got a Gum Boil: <ul><li>Don’t Panic! </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the area clean just like a canker sore </li></ul><ul><ul><li>gentle tooth brushing and salt water rinse. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consider cool compresses and pain medications. </li></ul><ul><li>NEVER EVER EVER try to pop the boil. </li></ul><ul><li>You may need to be put on antibiotics. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Your Emergency Dentist as soon as possible. </li></ul>
  6. 6. That @)$(*_)# Knocked out My Tooth! <ul><li>Save the tooth even if in pieces in a saline solution (salt water), or use a contact lens solution, you can even use milk or water. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the same instructions as a broken tooth, using pressure with cool wet gauze or teabag. </li></ul><ul><li>Take pain medication. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not clean the area as the tissue fragments will help the healing process if the tooth can be reinserted. </li></ul><ul><li>Be gentle with the developing clot, no spitting, smoking don’t drink out of a straw. </li></ul><ul><li>You must get to a dentist within 60 minutes to have any real chance of saving the tooth. </li></ul>
  7. 7. My Baby’s loosing a tooth! <ul><li>If the child can wiggle the tooth out...great! </li></ul><ul><li>Tell her or him to move the tooth in all directions, but do not use large forces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(no string on a door knob PLEASE). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slow and steady is the way. </li></ul><ul><li>If both the adult tooth and baby tooth are visible you need to see your dentist for an assessment. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Baby Has Teething Pains: <ul><li>Freeze or chill some baby carrots and apply them to the area. </li></ul><ul><li>Ice chips in a Ziploc or cloth is also good. </li></ul><ul><li>Some mild pain relievers and teeth gel (follow the instructions closely, do not overuse) can help. </li></ul>
  9. 9. OWWWWWW MY TOOTH HURTS! I Got A Toothache: <ul><li>Don’t Use The Tooth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>at least as much as possible. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>That means no biting, or food items in the area, avoid hot and cold drinks. </li></ul><ul><li>If pain increases and swelling occurs, use a cold compress. </li></ul><ul><li>Take pain medications as needed, and come to see us as soon as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>You will likely have to take antibiotics. </li></ul>
  10. 10. My Wisdom Teeth are killing me! <ul><li>Keep the area as clean as possible by simply brushing your teeth and rinsing with warm salt water. </li></ul><ul><li>If there’s swelling, or if the pain increases, a cool compress and pain medications will help. </li></ul><ul><li>You may need to be put on antibiotics and the tooth/teeth will likely need to come out. </li></ul><ul><li>Call your Dentist immediately </li></ul>
  11. 11. What Exactly do you Mean by Pain Medication <ul><li>In general, Advil (Motrin/Ibuprofen) 200mg every 4-6 hours should help pain and inflammation. </li></ul><ul><li>Tylenol (Acetaminophen) 325mg every 4-6 hours is a good secondary alternative. </li></ul><ul><li>These are ADULT dosages – check with your pharmacy for children’s equivalents. </li></ul><ul><li>Please review any allergies with your physician/dentist to these medications before using them. </li></ul><ul><li>Your Dentist can prescribe higher doses and different pain medications once an assessment of your situation is completed. </li></ul>

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