For life threatening emergencies, call 911. For dental emergencies call the numbers below.
Toothache Rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out.
Use dental floss to remove any food that may be trapped between the
teeth. Do not put aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissues. Contact
Dr. Tall as soon as possible.
Bitten Tongue or Lip Clean the area gently with a cloth, and apply cold compresses to keep swelling down. If bleeding is excessive or doesn’t stop in a short period of time, contact Dr. Tall immediately or go to the hospital emergency room.
Broken Jaw Apply cold compress to control swelling. Contact Dr. Tall or a hospital emergency room immediately.
Broken Tooth Rinse the mouth with warm water to keep the area clean. Put cold compresses on the face to reduce swelling. Contact Dr. Tall immediately.
Knocked-Out Tooth Hold the tooth by the crown, and rinse off the root of the tooth in water if it’s dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket. If that isn’t possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk and contact Dr. Tall immediately. Don’t forget to bring the tooth with you!
Objects Caught Between Teeth Gently try to remove the object with dental floss. If you are not successful, contact Dr. Tall as soon as possible. Do not try to remove the object with a sharp or pointed object.