Dental injuries

Dental injuries include chipped teeth or a tooth that is knocked out.

1 Seek medical attention at a dentist, emergency room, or activate EMS if dental injury is severe.

2 Avoid touching the root, or the part of the tooth that’s normally embedded in the gums.

3 Clean wounds inside the mouth with water. Avoid swallowing blood.

4 Stop bleeding by applying pressure with a piece of clean cotton.

5 Do not scrub knocked-out teeth. Rinse it in water, then place it in milk or clean water if milk is not available. Bring the tooth with you to the emergency room or dentist.

Source: HSA

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Disclaimer: The Emergency Guide is provided as a reference only.  Every effort has been taken to acquire and publish accurate information provided by medical authorities.  In case of emergency, always call or have someone CALL 9-1-1.