Guide to Dental Trauma
As the weather improves and we become more active, injuries can occur. Dr. Neal has the following advice for dental injuries. Remain calm. First, examine the area and take a photo with your phone. If the injury involves the head, eyes or airway issues and is severe, to the emergency room. Call Dr. Neal's office right away and we'll walk you through it. Some tooth or bone injuries require treatment within one hour of occurrence.
For a knocked out tooth:
Place tooth in milk and bring to appointment. Do not touch the root or try to clean it.
Tooth broken in half:
Place broken fragment in mild, bring it to the office. Bite on a clean towel.
Tooth has moved out of position:
Palce gauze or a clean towel to help with comfort.
Tooth is very loose after an injury:
Place gauze or a clean towel to help with comfort. Call the office.
Bleeding from mouth:
Call the office for an appointment.
Consider keeping a ToothSaver or similar product in your medicine cupboard. It's a small cup that contains Hank's Balanced Solution made for organ transplants—it stops the clock and preserves the tooth for implantation.
Baby teeth tend to be whiter than adult teeth. When in doubt place in milk, show to dentist.
Dental Care of Canby
333 N.W. 3rd Avenue
Canby, OR 97013