1. If you are having trouble swallowing or breathing from facial and neck swelling, Dial 911 or Go to the emergency room
2. At Restore Dental, we are here for you when you have a dental emergency. Our after hours emergency line is available 24/7
3. Examples of dental emergencies:
- Lost filling or crown
- Sports injuries
- Fractured or chipped tooth
- Trauma to the lip
- Knocked out tooth
4. Tips for handling a knocked out tooth
- It is important to call your dentist as quick as possible.
- Handle the tooth carefully, trying not to touch it more than necessary
- Do not scrub the tooth, instead gently rinse it with saliva or milk
- Try to place the tooth back into the socket, making sure it is in the correct orientation. If this is not possible, place the tooth inside of the injured person’s mouth between their teeth and cheek to keep it moist. If this is unsafe or not possible, place the tooth in a glass of milk. In either case, get to the dentist as soon as possible.
- Baby teeth are not placed back in the mouth, also known as “reimplanted”. Reimplanting a baby tooth can damage the permanent tooth that is forming under the gums. If you are unsure if the tooth is a baby or permanent tooth, place the tooth in milk and get to the dentist as soon as possible.