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This article is brought to you courtesy of Dr. Alan Neal, of Neal Family Dental, Insider Dental Expert. Sponsored content.

Dr. Alan Neal, DMD, FAGD

Step 1: Remain calm, lift the lips and examine area, take photo with phone

Step 2: Go to the urgent care or hospital with severe injuries, this includes: head, eye, limbs, or airway issues.

Step 3: Call your dentist ASAP—we'll walk you through it. Some tooth or bone injuries require treatment within one hour of occurance.

Knocked out tooth:

Place tooth in milk and bring to appointment. Do not touch the root or try to clean it.

Tooth broke in half:

Place broken fragment in milk, bring it to dental office. Bite on clean towel.

Tooth has been moved out of position:

Place gauze or clean towel in mouth to help with comfort. Call dental office.

Tooth is very loose after injury:

Place gauze or clean towel in mouth to help with comfort. Call dental office.

Bleeding from mouth:

Call the dental office for an appointment.

ToothSaver:

A small cup usually kept with sports coaches, EMTs, ERs, and/or urgent cares. Contains Hank's Balanced Solution made for organ

transplants—it stops the clock.

Is it a baby tooth? Adult tooth?

Baby teeth tend to be whiter than adult teeth. When in doubt place in milk, show to dentist.

Neal Family Dental

333 NW 3rd Ave

Canby, OR 97013

503-266-2705

www.NealFamilyDental.com

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