A blow to the mouth during sports, or some other activity can potentially damage teeth and soft oral tissues. In a moment such as this you might need some basic oral first-aid while you make an emergency appointment with our dentist, Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor.
If a tooth has been completely knocked out, our dentist might be able to place it back into the socket within the first half hour. You can keep it alive by holding it in your mouth between the cheek and gums, or you might want to try keeping the tooth alive with a tooth-preservation product, that has been approved by the American Dental Association, or even in a container of milk. If some of the tooth’s root remains in the periodontal socket Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor might need to perform an emergency root canal to restore sufficient structure to support a dental crown, or the tooth may need to be extracted. If you have excess blood in your mouth you can rinse it away with a little lukewarm saltwater. Consuming a standard dose of an over the counter pain medication or lightly rubbing topical oral analgesic on the area might help you manage some of the pain.
If you’re in the Ottawa, Ontario, area and you have suffered a severe dental trauma, you should call (613) 226-4562 to seek emergency treatment at Skyline Dental Associates.