Andrew J Kapust, DDS, PS
Dental emergency care may be needed for the following reasons:
Should a permanent tooth be knocked out, find the tooth and rinse it gently (NO scrubbing or soap) in cool water. If possible replace the tooth in the socket immediately and hold with there with gauze or a clean wash cloth. If it will not go back in the socket, place the tooth in a clean container with cold milk, saliva or water and call Dr. Kapust immediately. The faster you act the more likely you are of saving your child’s tooth.
If you can find the chipped portion of the tooth place it in a clean container with cold milk, saliva or water and call Dr. Kapust immediately. Use cold compress to reduce any swelling that may be occurring.
Try cold compress, ice wrapped in cloth or water rinse to help alleviate any pain. Do not put heat or aspirin on the sore area.