Trauma
If you have a serious injury please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.
 
If you have a lot of bleeding or had a concussion, please go to the nearest Emergency Room.
 
If the bleeding has stopped but you cut your lip or tongue and may need stitches to avoid a scar, please see your nearest Emergency Room or Urgent Care.
 
For any jaw dislocations, please go to the nearest Emergency Room or call an Oral Surgeon. 
 
For trauma that has minimal to no bleeding, no concussions and no stitches needed, please call us so that we can check on your teeth to make sure they are ok.
If your tooth cracked, please call us and bring the broken piece of tooth with you. 
 
If your tooth fell out, place pressure on the area with gauze and call us. Please bring your tooth with you as we may be able to use it for a temporary.
 
If your child's permanent tooth fell out:
Find the tooth and pick it up by the crown (the white part). Avoid touching the root.
 
If the tooth is dirty, wash it briefly (max 10 seconds) under cold running water and reposition it (replace it back into where it was). Once the tooth is back in place, bite on a handkerchief to hold it in position.
 
If this is not possible, place the tooth in a glass of milk or another suitable storage medium and bring it with you to our office, a pediatric dentist, or an oral surgeon. The tooth can also be transported in the mouth, keeping it inside the lip or cheek if the patient is conscious. If the patient is very young, he/she could swallow the tooth – therefor it is advisable to get the patient to spit in a container and place the tooth in it. DO NOT STORE IN WATER!
 
Please get to a dental office within 30-45 minutes. After 45 minutes, the prognosis of replacing the tooth is poor.