Dental Avulsion Permanent Tooth Home Care
- Apply cold compresses for swelling of the face:
- Apply for 20-30 minutes, every 1-2 hours.
- Eat a soft diet.
- Do not eat foods that you must tear with your teeth, such as pizza crust.
Home care for serious tooth injuries includes:
- Apply pressure to the injury for 10-15 minutes to control bleeding.
- Cover a broken tooth with foil.
- Save a broken piece of tooth.
- Take the broken piece to your dentist.
- Acetaminophen for pain
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
Home care for completely dislodged teeth includes:
- Do not touch the root of the tooth.
- Rinse off the tooth in tap water.
- For adult teeth:
- Determine the normal position of the tooth.
- Place the dislodged tooth back in its socket.
- Bite down gently on gauze to hold the tooth in place.
- Place the tooth in milk if you are unable to place the tooth back into the socket.
- See a dentist immediately.
- Do not place a dislodged baby tooth back into the socket.
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