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  • TOOTHACHE

Rinse the mouth vigorously with warm water to clean out debris. Use dental floss to remove any food that might be trapped between the teeth. If swelling is present, place cold compresses on the outside of the cheek. (Do not use heat or place aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissues.) See your dentist as soon as possible.


  • ORTHODONTIC PROBLEMS (Braces and Retainers)

If a wire is causing irritation, cover end of the wire with a small cotton ball, beeswax, or a piece of gauze, until you can get to the dentist.
If a wire is embedded in the cheek, tongue, or gum tissue, do not attempt to remove it. Go to your dentist immediately.
 If an appliance becomes loose or a piece of it breaks off, take the appliance and the piece and go to the dentist.


  • KNOCKED OUT TOOTH 

If the tooth is dirty, rinse it gently in running water. Do not scrub it.
Gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket. If this is not possible, place the tooth in a container of milk or cool water.
Go immediately to your dentist (within 30 minutes, if possible). Don't forget to bring the tooth


  • BROKEN TOOTH

Gently clean dirt or debris from the injured area with warm water. Place cold compresses on the face in the area of the injured tooth, to minimize swelling. Go to the dentist immediately.


  • BITTEN TONGUE OR LIPS

Apply direct pressure to the bleeding area with a clean cloth. If swelling is present, apply cold compresses. If bleeding does not stop, go to a hospital emergency room.


  • OBJECTS WEDGED BETWEEN TEETH

Try to remove the object with dental floss. Guide the floss carefully to avoid cutting the gums. If not successful in removing the object, go to the dentist. Do not try to remove the object with a sharp or pointed instrument.


  • POSSIBLE FRACTURED JAW

Immobilize the jaw by any means (handkerchief, necktie, towel). If swelling is present, apply cold compresses. Call your dentist or go immediately to a hospital emergency room.

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