Dental Emergencies: Knowledge Is Power

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No matter how well we take care of our teeth and no matter how diligent we are with scheduling and keeping regular dental appointments, accidents can happen. Dr. Michael Dab and our team understand how important it is to know what to do in those kinds of situations, so we are happy to give instruction. In any dental emergency, it is imperative that you visit our office with haste.

Knocked Out Tooth
If a tooth becomes knocked out because of an injury or blow, rinse the tooth root in water. Take care not to dislodge any attached tissue fragments. If possible, reinsert the tooth in its socket. However, you should not force the tooth in. If the tooth will not go back in easily, store it in water or a cup of milk to keep it moist until you arrive at our office.

In the case of a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water and floss the area very gently and carefully to remove any food that may be trapped between the teeth. Do not apply aspirin to the tooth or the surrounding gums.

Bitten Tongue or Lip
Clean the area with a cold cloth very gently. Use a cold compress to reduce any swelling. If there is heavy bleeding or if it doesn’t stop, visit our office or an emergency room as soon as you can.

Please call Michael G. Dab, D.D.S at 415-472-5211 today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dentist in San Rafael, California.