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 occur. Dr. David J. Harsant and our team understand how important it is to know what to do in those kinds of situations, so we have put together this information for your convenience. In any dental emergency situation, it is imperative that you visit our office as soon as possible.
Knocked Out Tooth
If a tooth becomes knocked out because of an accident, rinse the root in water. Take care not to remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, reinsert the tooth in its socket. Do not force the tooth in. If the tooth will not reinsert easily, store it in water or a cup of milk and bring it with you to our office.
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Use a cold compress on the face to reduce any swelling. Bring any pieces of tooth that you can with you to our office.
Bitten Tongue or Lip
Clean the area with a cold cloth as gently as possible. Use a cold compress to minimize any swelling. If there is heavy bleeding or if it doesn’t stop, visit our office or an emergency room as soon as possible.
We welcome you to contact David J. Harsant, DDS, PA at 910.864.4646 today to learn more and to set up an appointment with our doctor in Fayetteville, North Carolina.