Do not wipe the tooth clean. Place the tooth in a glass of
milk, if possible. If milk is not available, use a wet napkin
or cup of water. See a dentist immediately. Sometimes,
if the tooth is placed back in its socket soon enough by your
dentist, the tooth can be saved. Time is critical in
Broken and Chipped Tooth
Remove the fractured piece to prevent choking
and don't chew on anything hard. Call your dentist immediately.
Some teeth can be filled. More severe cases may need to be
crowned. If the tooth has broken into the nerve the tooth
will need Root Canal Therapy and
a Crown, or it will need to be extracted.
If you were hit by an object, call your dentist immediately.
Depending on the severity of the blow, your dentist may let
the tooth "tighten-up" on its own, or your dentist may bond
the tooth to the uninjured teeth next to it for support until
it heals. The tooth may turn dark and/or abscess after an
accident. That may happen immediately, or it could be years
later. If the tooth does eventually abscess, it will require
Extraction or Root
Canal Therapy and a Crown just
like any other abscessed tooth.
Lacerated (Cut) Lip
Apply pressure to stop or slow the bleeding. If the wound
is severe or doesn't stop bleeding, call your dentist or go
to the Emergency Room at the hospital immediately.
The wound may require stitches to stop the bleeding, prevent
infection and to help it properly heal.