Broken or chipped teeth

  • Rinse the mouth using warm water; rinse any broken pieces

  • If there’s bleeding, apply pressure to the area until the bleeding stops

  • Apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth to reduce swelling and pain

  • Come see Dr. Sachdeva at Sapperton Dental Clinic in New Westminster as quickly as possible

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Toothaches and dental infections

  • Remove any trapped food with floss, as this can cause painful and swollen gums

  • Control any external swelling, by applying cold compresses to the outside of your cheek or mouth

  • An over the counter pain medication can be taken as a temporary measure, but remember to never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth as this can burn the tissues

  • See the dentist as quickly as possible (remember toothaches and swellings can indicate infection and should be treated immediately)

Knocked-out tooth

  • Try to find the tooth, and holding it by the crown rinse the tooth lightly (with saline solution) only if it is dirty

  • Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments

  • If possible, try to put the tooth back in place gently—never force it into the socket (only to be done shortly after the tooth is knocked out)

  • If it’s not possible to reinsert the tooth in the socket, put the tooth in a small container of milk or saline solution and bring it to the dentist promptly

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